Suicide or murder? New angle surfaces in DK Ravi case, Karnataka lawmaker likely to be probed

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Bengaluru, March 31: Weeks after his death, another angle surfaced in DK Ravi case. While CBI has been investigating the case, Kolar Police reportedly will file a case against a lawmaker Varthur Prakash.

Prakash, an independent law-maker from Kolar, Karnataka, allegedly had threatened and abused Ravi's junior when the late IAS officer was the Deputy Commissioner in Kolar. [Another twist in IAS officer's death case: Did CID exaggerate info about DK Ravi's phone calls?]

DK Ravi

Soon after late Ravi's death, his junior had released an audio tape in which the lawmaker was heard of threatening the junior officer to face consequences if four trucks of illegally-collected sand were not released.

Ravi and his team reportedly had seized the four truck and the lawmaker allegedly had abused and threatened the officer for the same.

Now, a press release from the office of the state's ombudsman or Lokayukta said, "Varthur Prakash criminally intimidated the said subordinate to the deputy commissioner, with abusive words saying that he would get the said official trapped by the Lokayukta, unless the said lorries got released."

According to the junior officer, he had released the video just to show the kind of pressure DK Ravi had faced from powerful people. He also indicated that Ravi might have been murdered. [IAS officer death: Messages show he had not taken an impulsive decision]

35-year-old Ravi was found dead in his official residence in South Bengaluru on March 16. Initially, it was claimed that it was a case of suicide.

However, opposition leaders, Ravi's family members and others claimed that Ravi, who was known as an honest officer, became a victim at the hand(s) of powerful people.

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