Published On: Tue, Mar 17th, 2015

Karnataka Assembly Adjourned over IAS DK Ravi’s Death

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DK Ravi was had took on the sand mafia of the Kolar District in Karnataka

Protests marked by stray incidents of stone pelting erupted during a bandh in Kolar district today over the death of an IAS officer DK Ravi who allegedly committed suicide, even as police said they were probing his death from “every angle.” Kolar has shut down today as a mark of respect for the young officer who was not just a Deputy Commissioner for them, but a friend and guide who always had his ears open to listen to their problems.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner M.I. Reddi on Tuesday stated that forensic and medical proof hinted that IAS officer A.R. Ravi’s death was prima facie a case of suicide.

“He was a very daring officer and it is pure for individuals to assume he could not commit suicide. However, forensically, medically and from examination of the situation the place the incident occurred, all trace at prima facie understanding of suicide,” stated Reddi.

The People Demand Answers

People who knew the young officer found it hard to believe that he could commit suicide. The people of Kolar say that the police needs to conduct a fair probe into the matter. Ravi never cared for his life and he knew very well what he was getting into when he took on the sand mafia.

The 35 year old I.A.S Officer was found dead in his residence on Monday

DK Ravi, a Karnataka cadre officer of 2009 batch, who had taken on the sand mafia as Deputy Commissioner of Kolar district, had struck a chord with the people for being an honest and responsive officer. Ravi was found hanging in his apartment yesterday. His wife who had tried to contact him frantically yesterday had reached home in the evening to find the officer dead.

Two Ministers Caught Napping in the Assembly

Even as common men’s emotional outburst was witnessed on the streets, their MLAs didn’t seem to care. Two ministers were caught napping as the matter was taken up inside the assembly. Forest Minister Ramanath Rai and Higher Education Minister RV Deshpande were napping in the assembly while outrage in Kolar over the death of IAS officer.

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