Months after outrage over his death, the CBI has reportedly confirmed that IAS official DK Ravi’s death was a suicide. It has also found he did not, in fact, make multiple phone calls to a female batchmate before committing suicide, and such reports may have been leaked to the media purely to slander him.
Ravi was Joint Commissioner in State Commercial Taxes Department when he was found dead in his Bengaluru residence on 16 March after allegedly hanging himself. The probe into the death was initially conducted by the CID of the state police and was later transferred to central agency CBI under intense pressure from the deceased IAS official’s family, public and opposition parties.
A lot of the outrage over Ravi’s death centred around the mysterious circumstances of his death given that a suicide note wasn’t found, and the fact that the IAS official was seen as an upright officer who had been taking on powerful corporate lobbies.
However, reports on Wednesday said that the CBI has found no evidence of foul play and is set to declare his death as a suicide.