BENGALURU: Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, who took on the sand mafia in Kolar district of Karnataka when he was the Deputy Commissioner (DC), was found dead at his official flat under mysterious circumstances.
IAS officer DK Ravikumar had hung himself from a fan in the bedroom of his flat on Monday.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner M N Reddi told reporters, “Prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide but no suicide note had been found presently,” adding the officer had returned home around 11.15 am and the death must have occurred before evening.
“A special team has been formed to probe the case and I cannot say anything more as the investigation is still on,” Reddi added.
According to the police, Ravi’s wife and family went to the apartment to check if he was at home as there was no response from him. They reached the flat and used a duplicate key to get in.
Karnataka Home Minister KJ George, who visited the spot, did not comment on the nature and possible reasons behind the death.
George told reporters, “I have spoken to police Commissioner and have asked him to investigate the matter completely,” adding it has to be investigated and all angles will be looked into.
He was an upright officer, he was a youth and doing a great work. His death is a great loss to the state," George said.