Bengaluru, March 18: The shocking death of the 36-year old IAS officer DK Ravikumar has run a shockwave across the country. However, what is more shocking is the way the highest authorities have been reacting. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has rejected the opposition's demand for a CBI inquiry into the alleged suicide.
He said,"It will be a CID probe. The police are perfectly capable of investigating the matter. There is no requirement for a CBI inquiry."
However, opposition BJP is adamant on its demand for the CBI inquiry. Several senior leaders have gathered inside the Vidhana Soudha and have decided to spend the night while protesting for a free and fair trial.
BJP leader Leader K S Eshwarappa told media,"On what grounds have the police so quickly decided it was a suicide case. There should be a free and fair inquiry into the death."
While the opposition leaders said that they would continue to protest until a CBI inquiry is ordered, the CM requested them to let the Budget session continue. He said,"I tried to persuade them to the let the budget session continue, but they didn't agree."
The young bureaucrat was found hanging from a celing fan by his wife as she returned home. While the police have concluded that it is a case of suicide, his classmates and neighbours insist that he was a fearless and strong man. In Kolar, he was known for his fearless take on the sand mafia.
The people here held protests and schools and colleges remained shut.