BENGALURU: Two people were mowed down and three others injured by a car in which senior state BJP leader and MLA C T Ravi was travelling near Kunigal in Tumakuru district early Tuesday.
According to the first information report, the victims, who had come in two vehicles, were standing by the roadside when the accident occurred and the injured have been rushed to a hospital.
The senior state BJP leader and MLA C T Ravi said, he was sleeping in his car and was on his way to Chennai from Chikkamagaluru along with his gunman.
"I realised that something happened only when the airbag opened and I stepped out. Till then, I did not realise," he said.
As per the report, the MLA suffered chest pain and minor injuries in the incident.
“Two people had died and I immediately called the ambulance and rushed the victims to a private hospital in Bengaluru”, Ravi said.
He also underwent treatment at the same hospital.
"I understand the pain of the victims' families. This was not something that anyone wanted," he added.
The state BJP said Ravi was not driving the car and also is not in the habit of drinking.
“Ravi still has mild chest pain and is under rest now”, the state BJP said.
With inputs from PTI