Bengaluru: IAS officer D.K. Ravi committed suicide by hanging and no foul play was detected in his death, states the Central Bureau of Investigation report in the highly politicised case that rocked the government early this year.
The CBI has submitted its report in the IAS officer’s mysterious death case to the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Bengaluru in which the premier investigating agency has confirmed that there was no foul play and that it was a case unnatural death (UDR), official sources said. The report was submitted recently, they said.
“The CBI did not register an FIR after it was confirmed that it was a UDR case. In such cases, the police have to submit the investigation report to the SDM,” the source said.
Deccan Chronicle’s March 20, 2015 edition reported DK Ravi’s death was a suicide
Mr Ravi was found hanging in his apartment on Tavarekere Main Road in Madiwala police limits on March 16 this year. The police had registered a case under UDR No. 47/2015 under Section 174 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). The case was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on March 18 before it was handed over the CBI on March 24.
A team of CBI officials from Delhi investigated the case and looked into all possible angles, including the circumstances that may have led to the officer taking the extreme step. During the course of the investigation, they questioned Mr Ravi’s family members, his colleagues in the Commercial Tax Department in Bengaluru and former colleagues in Kolar, his driver and gunman and forensic experts at Victoria Hospital, who conducted the postmortem.
The investigators had sent the ‘exhibits’, the material and forensic evidence, to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), New Delhi for an in-depth and final forensic analysis to rule out foul play or tampering of evidence in the high-profile case.