DK Ravi, a 36-year-old IAS officer working as Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes in Bengaluru, was found hanging at his flat in the city on Monday evening. Ravi had issued notices to a number of realty firms & builders suspecting tax evasion.
DK Ravi Death Mystery: Is it a Suicide or Murder?
“As there was no response from inside, the flat was opened with a duplicate key his wife had,” Reddi said. The officials and Ravi’s wife were shocked to see him hanging with a piece of cloth tied to the fan.
Ravi had returned home in the morning from office and initial probe indicated it was a case of “suicide prima facie,” M N Reddi told reporters.
“Inquest proceedings have to take place so that we can come to conclusive understanding of the case but we don’t have any doubt at this point in time in our mind that this is a case of suicide,” he said.
Reddi said no suicide note was found as of now and “prima facie, we don’t see any room for foul play.” A cloth was used to hang from a fan, Reddi added.
Bandh, Massive Protest in Karnataka After IAS Officer DK Ravi Death:
Normal life was affected as entire Kolar went into a spontaneous bandh on Tuesday to mourn the mysterious death of IAS officer D.K. Ravi in Bengaluru on Monday. The young bureaucrat had won the hearts of the people of the district when he fought the sand mining and land mafia during his tenure as Deputy Commissioner of Kolar from August 2013 to October2014. He was known for his uncompromising stand and firm actions against the mafia.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Deputy Commissioner’s office premises to demand that Mr. Ravi’s body should be brought to the district for people to pay their last respects.
At a condolence meeting organised by the District Advocates Association, speakers urged that the CBI should probe the mysterious death.
Additional Deputy Commissioner R.S. Peddappaiah and staff of the DC’s office observed two minutes’ silence in memory of Mr. Ravi.