Deputy Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Council SL Dharmegowda found dead
Bangalore: Karnataka Legislative Council Deputy Speaker SL Dharmegowda was found dead close to a railway track in Chikkamagaluru region of the state, media reports said.
The police was quoted as saying by NDTV that it was a case of suicide and a note was also found near his body.
According to media reports, a suicide note has been recovered.
JD(S) leader and former chief minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy, has expressed grief over the incident.
ವಿಧಾನಪರಿಷತ್ ಉಪಸಭಾಪತಿ, @Janatadal_S ಪಕ್ಷದ ಹಿರಿಯ ಮುಖಂಡರು ಹಾಗೂ ನನ್ನ ಸಹೋದರರಂತಿದ್ದ ಎಸ್.ಎಲ್.ಧರ್ಮೇಗೌಡರ ಆತ್ಮಹತ್ಯೆ ಸುದ್ದಿ ತೀವ್ರ ಆಘಾತವನ್ನುಂಟುಮಾಡಿದೆ. ನಿಷ್ಕಲ್ಮಶ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವದ ಸಜ್ಜನ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಯೊಬ್ಬರನ್ನು ನಾವು ಕಳೆದುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಧರ್ಮೇಗೌಡರ ಕುಟುಂಬ ಮತ್ತು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಈ ನೋವು ಭರಿಸುವ ಶಕ್ತಿ ಭಗವಂತ ಕರುಣಿಸಲಿ.— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) December 29, 2020
He tweeted: "Vice president @Janatadal_S The news of the suicide of senior party leaders and of my brothers, SL Dharmega Gowda, came as a shock. We lost a politician of impeccable personality. May the Lord have mercy on the family and fans of Dharmagowda."