No foul play in Haryana chief forest conservator’s death


A day after Haryana chief conservator of forests, Ajay Kadiyan, 51, committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor of Bella Vista hotel in Sector 5, Panchkula, doctors ruled out any foul play.
Kadiyan was reportedly under depression due to personal reasons.
Dr Sunil Gambhir, who led the team that conducted the post-mortem, said the body had multiple fractures and the spleen, liver and kidneys were damaged after the fall. The body was handed over to the family and cremated.
Meanwhile, police questioned the hotel staff about the sequence of events before Kadiyan committed suicide.
The hotel’s CCTV footage showed that he looked up at the height of the building after stepping out of his Toyota Corolla car on Thursday evening. He headed straight for the sixth floor, where the swimming pool has also been built. The swimming trainer, Hemant Kumar, asked him if he had membership for the pool. When Kadiyan replied in the negative, the trainer went to check from the reception about him over the phone. In the meantime, Kadiyan jumped off the parapet. He fell on the cemented pathway and died on the spot.
No suicide note was recovered.
Kadiyan was a 1987-batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer. Earlier, he had held positions of conservator of forests (North) and also member secretary Haryana State Pollution Control Board.
One of his colleagues described him as “a happy-go-lucky officer” who used to treat his juniors well.
He is survived by his wife, Anita, who is employed as a scientist at the Forensic Science Laboratory at Madhuban in Karnal, a son and a daughter.
Local councillor CB Goel said, “Kadiyan was also the member secretary of Haryana State Pollution Control Board well. We, the members of Haryana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, condole the death of our friend, who had guided us very well.”


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