Seeking justice for a just officer

Senior IAS officer D.K. Ravi

Senior IAS officer D.K. Ravi   | Photo Credit: VISHWA KUNDAPURA

In an incident that sent shockwaves through the State bureaucracy and police force, senior IAS officer D.K. Ravi, Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Enforcement), was found dead in his apartment near Koramangala under mysterious circumstances.

Here are latest developments:


  • D.K. Ravi was born on 10 June, 1979.
  • He completed his B.Sc. from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, and his M.Sc. from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi.
  • He was an IAS officer of the 2009 batch.
  • He was first posted as Assistant Commissioner in Revenue Department, Gulbarga Sub-division. Later, he was a Chief Executive Officer in the Koppal Zilla Panchayat. He also served as a Deputy Commissioner in Kolar.
  • From October 29, 2014, he was an Additional Commissioner in the Commercial Taxes Department in Bengaluru.
  • Big cases:
    Cracked down on sand mafia in Kolar district

    Recovered encroached government land and tanks in Kolar

    Over the last two months 15 inspections on realty firms and leading private sector bank

  • How the fateful day unfolded

  • 9:30 am:D.K. Ravi leaves his father-in-law Hanumantharayappa’s house in Nagarabhavi, where he spent the weekend with wife Kusuma
  • 10:20 am: Reaches office in his official car
  • 11:15 am: Reaches flat in Prestige St. John’s Woods, Chikka Adugodi
  • 4:30 pm:Kusuma, who is still in Nagarabhavi, calls driver to ask about Ravi’s whereabouts after failing to reach him on his number.
  • 6:00 pm: Kusuma and her father reach Koramangala flat. She uses her spare key, opens the door and finds Mr. Ravi hanging from the ceiling fan in the bedroom.
  • 6:30 pm: Police receives calls from family
  • 10:15 pm: Body moved to Victoria Hospital

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