Bengaluru: Avtar Singh, Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer was found dead inside his apartment at Yelahanka in Bengaluru today. Though the reason for death is not known yet, it is speculated that work pressure drew him to take the extreme step.

The body was found at Prestige Mount apartment in Yelahanka.

Avtar had returned from leave and had joined duty yesterday, say reports. A case in this regard has been booked in Yelahanka New Town.

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

Details are awaited.