Yeddyurappa’s son BY Raghavendra was in the car when the incident occurred but was not driving the vehicle, police said.
Ravichandra, Raghavendra’s driver was booked for the incident, under sections 279, 304 A of the Indian Penal Code. “It was the MLA who informed us about the incident,” said Manjunath Gangal, deputy superintendent of police, Davanagere rural.
The victim was identified as Suresh, a resident of Madapura village in Honnalli taluk, Davanagere district, around 300 kilometres from Bengaluru. His age wasn’t immediately known.
According to Gangal, there were no streetlights on that stretch of the road. “It appears that the victim was crossing the road, and the MLA’s driver could not spot him in the darkness,” Gangal said.
The 44-year-old Raghavendra represents the Shikaripura constituency in the assembly. His father is the state BJP chief and is widely expected to be the saffron party’s chief ministerial candidate when elections occur next year.