Manimanjari Rai, 30, from Ballia district, committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her room. She was an official of Provincial Civil Services (PCS).

On Tuesday, the neighbours noticed her hanging from a window and immediately informed the local police.

Brij Bhushan who is the ADG of Varanasi Zone mentioned that the deceased had left a short suicide note, wherein she alleged that she was being dragged in some case on some false claims. It is not yet clear though as to who is to be blamed. Bhushan said that they will do a thorough investigation on that note.

A native resident of Ghazipur district, Mr Rai who was appointed as the Executive Officer in the Maniyar Nagar Panchayat from the past two years. He was living in a rented house in Awas Vikas Colony.

The body has been sent for post-mortem.