Farmer killed after hit by car belonging to Karnataka Dy CM's son

Farmer killed after hit by car belonging to Karnataka Dy CM's son

Bagalkote: In an unfortunate incident, a farmer was killed after his two-wheeler was hit by a car reportedly driven by Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister's son in Bagalkote on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Kodaleppa Boli, a farmer and resident of Chikkahandagal village of Bagalkot taluka. The accident was reported near Kudalasangama Cross at National Highway-50 near Hunagund town.

However, Bagalkote Superintendent of Police denied that Chidanand Savadi, son of Karnataka Deputy CM Laxman Savadi, was driving the car. He categorically ruled out drink and driving allegations levelled against Chidanand Savadi. 

Bagalkote SP Lokesh Jagalasar, said, "Chidanand Savadi was present on the accident spot when the police reached. A case has been registered under IPC 304 in Hunagund Police station. The police have collected video statements of local people."

A local person who witnessed the incident alleged that Chidanand Savadi tried to distort the number plate of the vehicle, reported a private news channel.

Also, Laxman Savadi, reacting on the incident in Bengaluru, denied his son's role in the unfortunate incident. Savadi said that his son was travelling in a separate vehicle. Laxman Savadi said, "My son admitted the injured farmer to the hospital. We are ready to give compensation the bereaved family."