Karnataka Legislative Council Dy Chairman Dharmegowda found dead on train track
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.”
A few weeks ago, Karnataka Legislative Council Deputy Chairman Dharmegowda was pulled down from the Chairman's seat as the BJP with the help of the JDS, wanted to dislodge the Chairman through a no-confidence motion.
This lead to a major chaos in the Karnataka Legislative Council with BJP, Congress, and JDS leaders attacking each other.