Karnataka Legislative Council Deputy Speaker SL Dharmegowda found dead, suicide note recovered

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A suicide note has been recovered from Dharmegowda’s body

 

Karnataka Legislative Council Deputy Speaker SL Dharmegowda was found dead on a railway track near Kadur in Chikkamagaluru on Tuesday.

According to news agency ANI, a suicide note has been recovered from Dharmegowda’s body.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa condoled the demise of Dharmegowda.

“The untimely demise of Dharmegowda is the most unfortunate and traumatic event. May his soul rest in peace and give strength to his family and followers,” CMO stated.

64-year-old Dharme Gowda was an MLC from JD(S), is survived by his wife, son and a daughter. 

JD(S) patriarch and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, in a tweet, expressed shock over Dharmegowda's death and remembered him as a gentleman politician.

"It is shocking to learn the news of Deputy Speaker of the State Legislative Council and JDS leader SL Dharmegowda's suicide. He was a calm and decent man. This is a loss of the state," said Deve Gowda.

According to the Matrubhumi report,  Gowda had left his farmhouse at Sakharayapattana in a private car on Tuesday evening but did not return home, following which his family members and staff started searching for him. He had reportedly asked his driver to stay at a distance and went alone on the pretext of talking to someone.

The body has been shifted to the McGann Hospital in Shivamogga.
 

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