Lucknow: Social activist Nutan Thakur on Tuesday appealed for a thorough investigation in the death of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer DK Ravi, who took on the sand mafia in Karnataka's Kolar district, terming his decease 'suspicious'.
"The way Ravi ji's body has been found, the whole matter is obviously suspicious. The entire case should be thoroughly investigated. He took on the sand mafia and certain land mafias," Thakur said.
"I can very well understand how such an officer, who fights against corruption, is made to face many hurdles. They are threatened and all kinds of efforts are made to stop them. The unauthorized work involve huge amount of money. That's why the culprits make all kinds of efforts to stop them," she added.
Preliminary investigations suggest that Ravi allegedly committed suicide at his official residence in Bengaluru's Koramangala area.
An officer of 2009 batch, the 35-year-old officer was an Additional Commissioner on deputation with the Commercial Tax department.