DK Ravi's death was suicide, Govt tells Karnataka High Court
Bengaluru, March 23: The state government on Monday told the Karnataka high court that from the material available the death of D K Ravi was a case of suicide.
The Advocate General making the submissions for the government also said that the intention of the Chief Minister was not to place an interim report relating to the probe before the assembly but to clarify the position in the wake of allegations being made against the government.
Justice Abdul Nazeer was hearing a petition filed by the husband of Ravi's batchmate seeking a direction to the government not to make the probe public. Last night the court had restrained the government from placing the interim report before the assembly.
Government submission in court
According to the court's order, report was not tabled in the assembly today, the AG submitted. The AG also said that the lady IAS officer had voluntarily approached the CID and given her statement. She told the CID that she shared a cordial relationship with Ravi.
The government also submitted that it was conducting a fair probe and the details of the call records were analysed.
Further the AG also told the court that the postmortem report indicated that it was suicide. It was death due to asphyxiation common in suicide.
Further the AG also said that the intention was not to make the report public but inform the house about the progress in the case in the wake of allegations being made.
Further arguments in the case would continue on Tuesday, March 24.