DK Ravi case: Will reasons for suicide be probed? CBI awaits response

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Bengaluru, Oct 5: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which probed the death of IAS officer, D K Ravi has cited several reasons that could have led up to his suicide. The report which was prepared in which it was concluded that Ravi had committed suicide is now pending before the headquarters in New Delhi.

In New Delhi, after senior officials go through the report, it would be decided whether the reasons cited by the investigating team would need to be probed further or not. The CBI during its probe found that there could have been several reasons that could have led to the officer committing suicide. [D K Ravi committed suicide, no foul play: CBI in closure report]

DK Ravi

There were personal reasons and also another one which was monetary. It was found that a friend Ravi's had allegedly cheated him of some money as a result of which he could have taken the extreme step. However, the CBI notes that there was no foul play in his death and it was a clear case of suicide.

As per the procedure, once a report is prepared by the CBI, it needs to be approved by the headquarters in New Delhi. At Delhi, the senior officials would take a call on whether the reasons for the suicide need to be probed further or not.

It is yet to be seen what decision would be taken as the CBI's brief was to probe whether there was foul play in his death or not. As per the report it is stated clearly that there has been no foul play.

What the CBI had found?

The Central Bureau of Investigation stated that it was a case of suicide and has not recommended for anybody's prosecution. The CBI has also not made any recommendations to prosecute anyone in the case, thus completely ruling out foul play in the case.

The conclusion that there was no foul play involved in the case was based on investigation and also scientific reports. The postmortem report which concluded, " death due to asphyxiation by hanging," was sent for several more opinions.

In addition to this the viscera samples were sent to the central forensic sciences laboratory and also the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for further opinion. In all the reports the CBI got the same answer and that there was no foul play in the death.

The CBI in the second opinion of the post mortel report also learnt that it was death due to asphyxiation by hanging. The postmortem and analysis of the viscera samples were first conducted in Karnataka.

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