DK Ravi case: A foregone conclusion as CBI seeks second autopsy report

Bengaluru, May 18: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the DK Ravi case will seek a second opinion on the autopsy report.

The viscera samples which are at the Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru will be take to the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory and verified, sources in the CBI informed OneIndia.

DK Ravi: CBI seeks 2nd autopsy report

While the first autopsy report conducted by the CID concluded that it was death due to hanging, the CBI wants to be doubly sure and hence a second opinion will be taken. The CBI however is yet to collect the viscera samples from the Victoria Hospital. [DK Ravi case: CBI probe drags on with no conclusion as yet]

What the first autopsy report states:

The first autopsy examination that was conducted when the CID was probing the case concluded that the death of the officer had occurred due to asphyxiation due to hanging. In simple terms it amounted to suicide. While the CBI appears to be convinced that there was no foul play involved in the suicide, it would still go in for a second opinion. [DK Ravi probe: CBI undecided on exhuming body]

The CBI had questioned the medical officers and also the witnesses who were present when the postmortem was being conducted. The CBI sought to know if there was any foul play or was the postmortem conducted under the influence of anyone.

However all the officers said that there was no foul play. CBI sources say that there does not appear to be any foul play prima facie. The first autopsy report seems correct, but we will need to take a second opinion as the procedure demands. [DK Ravi death case: CBI questions police commissioner]

The motive:

While there is not expected to be any change in the second autopsy report as well, the bigger task for the CBI will be the motive that led to the death of the officer. This is an important aspect of the probe. Although the CBI has been told by Ravi's family members that he was under pressure, several others have indicated that it was a case of suicide due to personal reasons.

There is ample proof that we have handed over to the CBI which suggests that the death occurred due to suicide as a result of personal reasons, a CID official said. CBI officials say that increasingly proof is emerging that it was a death due to personal reasons.

However the probe is at an early stage and there are many more persons that we still have to question. The family members have told us that his work pressure led to his death and as an investigating agency we will have to look into what they are saying as well, the officer informed.

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