Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah paid tribute to late IAS officer Doddakoppalu Kariyanna Ravi, popularly known as DK Ravi, on Tuesday at the Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru.
The CM expressed his deep condolences to his family and friends and asked senior police officers for a detailed and speedy investigation on the case.
"I am deeply saddened by the death of young IAS officer Shri DK Ravi. I paid my respects at the Victoria Hospital this morning and spoke to senior police officers yesterday asking them for a detailed and speedy investigation," the CM said.
Siddaramaiah has also reportedly said that it appears to be a case of suicide, according to Zee News.
DK Ravi, 35, was found hanging on Monday, 16 March, at his official residence at St John's Wood apartment in Koramangala, Bengaluru.
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The young, honest officer from 2009 batch had taken on the sand mafia in Kolar and even cleared government land encroachments in Bengaluru.
Meanwhile, angry locals have called for a bandh in Kolar district and many have requested an independent investigation in the matter. Stray incidents of stone pelting were also reported from many parts of the district apart from national highways being blocked at some places.
Today's class 12 board exam was also postponed after protesters called for a bandh.