No conclusion drawn on IAS officer D K Ravi’s death: CBI

Bengaluru: Investigation into the death of an IAS officer here, which had stirred a huge controversy over circumstances surrounding it, was still underway and no conclusion had yet been drawn on it, the CBI said today.

File Photo : IAS officer D K Ravi
File Photo : IAS officer D K Ravi

It said “all aspects/hypotheses” relating to the unnatural death of D K Ravi, found hanging at his house here on March 16, were being inquired into.

The clarification by the central agency came amid reports that CBI in its preliminary probe had found that Ravi, known as an upright officer, had committed suicide over some alleged real estate transactions involving him.

“In reference to reports in certain section of media regarding CBI concluding its investigation in D K Ravi’s case, CBI would like to state that all aspects/hypotheses relating to the unnatural death of D K Ravi are being inquired into. The matter is under investigation and no conclusion has yet been drawn on the matter,” CBI sources told PTI.

CBI had started a preliminary inquiry last month into the “unnatural” death of Ravi, an IAS officer of 2009 batch whose body was found hanging at his residence in Bengaluru a month ago.

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