Bengaluru, March 17: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday paid tributes to DK Ravi, the 36-year-old IAS officer, who was found dead at his residence under mysterious circumstances on Monday evening. [Sand Mafia: How the high and mighty go untouched]
Siddaramaiah, who paid the tributes at the Victoria Hospital, expressed deep condolences to the late bureaucrat's family and friends and asked senior police officers for a speedy investigation on the case. [DK Ravi was so popular in Kolar that locals had protested his transfer]
Ravi, who was known to be a fearless officer of the 2009 batch, and had taken on the powerful sand mafia in Karnataka, was found hanging from the ceiling fan at his residence at Koramangla in Bengaluru.
Protests were staged in Kolar district where Ravi was once posted over his death and the national highway was also blocked.
Class XII board exams were also postponed because of the protests and shutdown.