Bengaluru, March 17: DK Ravi, the 36-year-old IAS officer who was found dead at his apartment here on Monday evening, was so popular among the people of Kolar where he was stationed as the deputy commissioner that they came out on the streets to protest his transfer in November last year. [Protests, shutdown in Kolar against Ravi's death]
According to a Hindu report, a committee was formed to organise the public opinion against Ravi's transfer. Thousands had gathered at the deputy commissioner's office demanding that the IAS officer should continue at least for some time so that he could complete the work in his hand, the report said.
Ravi had worked for just over a year in Kolar but he took on the land mafia there and got encroached government lands freed. Not many were impressed by his action.
Besides the fight against corruption, Ravi was also known for his crusade against social prejudices. He was seen taking meal with his wife in the house of a Dalit woman last year and also took classes for competitive examinations, the Hindu report said.