Suicide or Murder: More trouble for IAS officer DK Ravi's family, complaint against father-in-law

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Bengaluru, April 1: There is no breakthrough in the investigation in DK Ravi's death case. Weeks after IAS officer's death, a fresh complaint has been filed against his father-in-law Vishwa Kannada Samaja, in its complaint asked the cops to probe Hanumanthrayappa, a Congress leader.

An NGO filed the case and Bengaluru Police on March 31 referred the case to the investigating agency -- Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

DK Ravi

DK Ravi's father-in-law earlier had alleged that CID, which earlier was investigating the case, had erased a part of CCTV footage which was collected from DK Ravi's residence and office. [IAS Officer DK Ravi case mystery deepens: Did CID delete CCTV footage?]

According to the Congress leader, the CCTV footage, which allegedly has been deleted, captured the view of his son-in-law walking out of his residence in the morning of the day of his death.

Now, the NGO official said, "It was imperative on the part of Hanumantharayappa to file a police complaint against the CID for tampering with the footage." [Twist in IAS officer DK Ravi case, complaint against wife, father-in-law, police in dilemma]

"He remained silent at a time when the whole state wanted an impartial probe into Ravi's death," NGO officials added in their complaint.

35-year-old Ravi, a 2009-batch IAS officer, was found dead at his official residence in South Bengaluru on March 16. Initially, it was claimed he committed suicide due to some person reasons. [Another twist in IAS officer's death case: Did CID exaggerate info about DK Ravi's phone calls?]

However, his family members, Opposition leaders and others held massive protest in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka. The protesters claimed that it might be a case of murder.

Finally, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was pressurised to hand over the case from CID to CBI.

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