Bengaluru: The body of Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Avtar Singh was found in his Bengaluru residence today (September 8). Though the reason for the death is not known yet, suicide is suspected.

Avtar Singh lived at Prestige Mount Apartment in Yelahanka, Bengaluru. According to reports, he had returned to duty yesterday after leave.

A case in this regard has been booked in Yelahanka New Town police station.

Avtar Singh was an IFS officer of 1990 batch. It is said that he was suffering from back pain. This might have been the reason behind him taking the extreme step, say sources. 

He was working as forest officer at Aranya Bhavan in Bengaluru. The forest department is currently headed by Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.

There are speculations that he might have been pushed to take the extreme step due to work pressure. 

Details on the same are awaited. 

A resident of the apartment posted a video on Twitter: