Yousuf Ali (30) joined the forest department on 20 February this year. "He was exhilarated when he secured the job at the forest department," said his father Nizam Uddin. "He was sincere and serious in discharging his duties, to a fault. He never said no to any task." "This is what ultimately cost his life," rued a grief-stricken Nizam, talking to this newspaper.