Bengaluru: Karnataka Legislative Council Deputy Chairman SL Dharmegowda was found dead on a railway track near Kadur of Chikkamagaluru in Karnataka on Tuesday morning. A suicide note was also recovered along with the body.
Dharmegowda’s body has been taken to the Shimoga government hospital for further investigation.
IGP West has said, “The matter is under investigation. There was a death note recovered from the site but cannot give out details of what’s in it.”
JDS leader and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda said, “It is shocking to learn the news of Deputy Speaker of State Legislative Council and JDS leader SL Dharmegowda’s suicide. He was a calm and decent man. This is a loss of the state.”
CM Yediyurappa will be attending the funeral of Dharmegowda and will be flying to Chikkamagaluru around 2 pm on Tuesday.
Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “Around 6.30 pm yesterday, Dharmegowda told his PA and driver that he is going to receive someone but didn’t come back by 8.45 pm when the police were informed. Police tracked the phone near the railway track. The body was found around 1.30 am,” as quoted by Hindustan Times.