Published On: Sat, Oct 3rd, 2015

CBI to close IAS officer DK Ravi’s death case as suicide

Bengaluru: CBI announced to close the investigation into the case of unnatural death of 2009 batch IAS officer D K Ravi without charging anyone for his death.

File Photo : IAS officer D K Ravi

File Photo : IAS officer D K Ravi

The CBI sleuths which prepared the closure report is awaiting an approval from its headquarters Delhi before it is filed to the Magistrate as is mandated under the law.

“A report is set to be filed under Section 174 of the CrPC. It was ready a week ago. There is not going to be registration of any FIR for prosecution of anybody in the case,’’ CBI sources said.

Ravi’s mysterious death had snowballed into a major controversy with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah agreed to hand over the case to CBI after public outcry and demand from Ravi’s family which rejected the suicide theory.

Accordingly, CBI had started a preliminary inquiry in on April 16 into the “unnatural” death of Ravi, whose body was found hanging at his residence in Bengaluru on March 16.

A panel of AIIMS doctors was formed by the CBI to help in the probe, has told the agency that “it’s a case of suicide”.

The AIIMS panel gave its opinion after studying the post-mortem report, circumstances of the death and investigation details shared by the CBI.

The opinion tallies with forensic reports of two laboratories – FSL Bengaluru and FSL Hyderabad. AIIMS doctors gave their written conclusion saying it is a case of suicide by hanging. The autopsy had given the reason for death as “suffocation” due to hanging.

The statements of Ravi’s family members, his batchmates, staff and friends were also recorded in Bengaluru by CBI but the CBI found there were no foul play and no sign of murder.

So, CBI is set to file a closure report after concluding the death case of Ravi to be one of suicide.

TST

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