In the latest twist to IAS officer DK Ravi's death, the alleged message that he sent to a woman batchmate is likely to result in the case being treated as a suicide, say sources.
It was during arguments on a petition filed by the woman's husband that the message came up in the Karnataka High Court on Monday. Based on it, the court has barred the state government from making public its initial probe report on DK Ravi's death.
The woman reportedly called the police and provided the information herself after Ravi's death became public knowledge. According to reports she was the last one to be in touch with him, reports NDTV.
Earlier in the day, after a lot of hue and cry, the government asked CBI to take over the investigation of Ravi's death.
Addressing the Karnataka assembly, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said: "I am announcing a CBI enquiry not because of pressure by opposition, but because of what DK Ravi's family wants."
The 36-year-old officer, who was known for taking on the sand mafia and tax evaders, was found hanging in his posh apartment in Bengaluru last Monday.