In an unfortunate accident, a man died on Thursday night after being hit by an SUV in which former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa’s son Raghavendra was travelling, reported ANI. As per the agency, a complaint was registered in the case. Meanwhile, The Indian Express reported that the pedestrian who was killed in the accident was a resident of Madapura and was killed on the spot after being hit by Raghavendra’s SUV at the Madapura cross. He was 34-year-old.
The accident took place in the Honnali region of Davangere in central Karnataka on Thursday night as the man was knocked down by a car carrying BJP MLA B Y Raghavendra, the son of the state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa. The incident took place around 9 pm when the BJP MLA from Shikharipura was returning to Shikharipura from Bengaluru. The police have already arrested the driver Ravikumar for causing the accident, as per IE. The police also confirmed that a case of rash and negligent driving has been registered against the driver.
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The news comes just three days after Yeddyurappa along with the other party leaders hosted 33 Dalit families for a lunch at his Dollars Colony home in Bengaluru. The lunch for the 33 families was Yeddyurappa’s way of showing gratitude for hosting him during a statewide tour in May. “When I visited your homes earlier this year, I was able to see your lives from close quarters. You were gracious hosts despite living in poverty,” the BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the 2018 state elections told his guests, as per IE.