The physique of Karnataka Legislative Council deputy chairman S L Dharme Gowda was recovered from a railway monitor at Gunasagar village of Kadur Taluk in Chikmagalur district of the state, stated police on Tuesday.
Gowda, say police, is suspected to have died by suicide. The police are analyzing an alleged dying notice discovered close to his physique.
In response to police sources, Gowda had requested his official gunman and escort to depart him alone on Monday night. He had left his house in Shakarayapatna in an outdated private Santro automotive together with his driver and got here to Gunasagar at round 6 pm. He then requested his driver to depart him as he needed to meet somebody.
His final name is claimed to have made enquiries about practice timings from a pal in Kadur. When Gowda didn’t return house even late at night time, his household is claimed to have alerted authorities who mounted a search. Primarily based on cell indicators, they positioned his physique on the Mankenahalli railway monitor. The top was separated from the physique.
His physique has been despatched for post-mortem to Shivamogga and in response to his brother Bhoje Gowda the final rites could be held on the Madagadakere farmhouse that the household owns in Shakaryapatna.
The JD(S) MLC is claimed to have been distressed over the way in which he was handled by some members throughout chaos within the council.
In the course of the in the future continuing of the council, Gowda was pushed and shoved by indignant Congress members who stated that solely the Chairman can preside over the Home.
CM Yediyurappa, chief of opposition in meeting Siddaramiah, KPCC President D Okay Shivakumar, JDS Chief Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy aside from numerous different political leaders have expressed shock and grief on the dying of Gowda.
“It’s stunning to study the information of Deputy Speaker of State Legislative Council and JDS chief SL Dharmegowda’s suicide. He was a relaxed and respectable man. This can be a lack of the state,” information company ANI quoted HD Deve Gowda, former PM and JDS chief, as saying.
An in depth affiliate of JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy, Gowda hailed from an influential political household. His father SR Lakshmaiah was a three-time MLA from Birur meeting constituency and Gowda himself had as soon as been elected from there in 2004. Gowda’s brother SL Bhoje Gowda can be an MLC.