DK Ravi hungered after publicity, yearned for a colleague, had affair with a masseuse, wanted to become rich: CBI

DK Ravi hungered after publicity, yearned for a colleague, had affair with a masseuse, wanted to become rich: CBI

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-11-25 23:08 Bengaluru: Publicity crazy, infatuated with a masseuse working at a 5-star hotel in Bengaluru, ‘one-way’ love affair with a woman IAS officer – these astonishing revelations form part of the CBI report into the death of IAS officer DK Ravi, who hung himself in March this year. The report, which was submitted to the Assistant Commissioner (Revenue) on Thursday, debunks allegations let loose by the media and politicians who tried to portray Ravi as victim of mafia and political conspiracy.Upholding the state government’s version – that Ravi had committed suicide for personal reasons – the CBI labelled Ravi a “publicity monger” who used to inform his media friends before any raids. “Despite raids, there were no complaints or threats against him. No builder targeted him,” states the report.The report is damning as it details Ravi’s illicit affairs, including being infatuated with a masseuse. “He had an infatuation towards a masseur at the hotel and used to go there along with his friend Hari Krishna. He also had booked the visit in the name of Hari Krishna,” the report says.“He liked one masseur by name Shelly, a Nagaland-based woman,” says the report. According to the CBI, the affair began when Ravi was the DC of Kolar. The report states that Ravi tried to win her over and had once picked her up at Orion Mall and took her to Royal Orchid Resort in Yelahanka.“DK Ravi used to transfer money to her account. It was on August 19, 2014, he transferred Rs 10,000 to her HDFC bank account in Malleswaram. He made another transfer of money Rs 20,000 on August 23. Shelly massaged in SPA on November 22, and last massage was on November 14, 2014. Later she tried to contact him for three times and on November 22, 2014, she demanded Rs 50,000 from Ravi,” the report states.The report also sheds light on Ravi’s friendship with a woman IAS officer. “His wife Kusuma was upset with the relationship between that officer and her husband. They used to have lengthy conversations over phone and Kusuma posted a message on the woman officer’s Facebook inbox and asked her, ‘If anyone tries to snatch husband from me, what will you do?’ This incident had irked Ravi and he made his wife to apologise to the woman officer, states the report.According to the report, Ravi tried to have an affair with the woman officer, but she rejected it which left him depressed and led to his suicide.  The report details telephonic conversations and messages in this ‘one-way’ affair with the woman who was his IAS batch-mate. Total recallThirty-four-year-old DK Ravi, who was popular during his stint in Kolar district, was transferred to Bengaluru before his death.On Mar 16, 2015, Ravi was found hanging at his residence in Koramangala. He had gone to office from Nagarbhavi (the house of his in-laws), on Monday morning and he returned to his apartment at St John's Woods near Koramangala by 11.30 am. His wife Kusuma and father-in-law Hanumantappa, who rushed his house after he failed to respond to their phone calls, found him hanging from.As the news spread, Police commissioner MN Reddi, who visited the spot, said that forensic and medical evidence hinted that the death was prima facie a case of suicide. MN Reddi's statement created a political and media storm.Ravi reportedly wanted to be a successful real estate businessman and was expecting his father-in- law to help him.His action against the sand mafia and Bangarpete MLA, who had encroached on government land, reportedly led forced Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to transfer him to revenue department in Bengaluru.Also Read: No one killed DK Ravi, but the Opposition parties killed his image