20/03/2015 1:17 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

IAS Officer DK Ravi's Aunt Suffers Heart Attack, Passes Away


The tragic story of IAS officer DK Ravi, who was found dead in his apartment in Bengaluru on Monday, took another heartbreaking turn on Friday after his aunt passed away.

ANI reported that his grief-stricken aunt passed away after suffering a heart attack.

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Ravi's family has rejected the police's initial assessment that his death was a suicide. They have demanded a probe by the CBI. Protest have rocked Karnataka, where outraged locals are also demanding an inquiry into the death of the 36-year-old officer, who had a reputation for taking on the sand mafia and the real estate mafia.

The state government has ordered a probe by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), ANI reported.

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Indian Express reported that on the day Ravi died, he called a 2009 IAS batch-mate 44 times in the span of an hour. The woman IAS officer, who has known Ravi since their IAS training days, has been approached by the police as part of the probe.

Correction: An earlier version of this story, based on an ANI report, incorrectly reported that Ravi's grandmother passed away. It was his aunt.

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