gfiles magazine

April 9, 2015

A systemic rot

probe bureaucracy

The death of IAS officer DK Ravi has revealed the full extent of the corruption that has set into the political and administrative system of the country

by MG Devasahayam

karnataka’s crusader-IAS officer DK Ravi’s murder or ‘coerced’ suicide—yet to be established through independent investigation—has thrown the system into a tailspin and has exposed its rot. Within hours of discovery of the body, hanging from a ceiling fan in the officer’s apartment, and even before an FIR was registered, Bengaluru’s Police Commissioner pronounced it as a case of ‘suicide for personal reasons’. This was endorsed by the state’s Home Minister, KJ George, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the entire ruling establishment.

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