A 24-year-old man died on Thursday night after he was hit by the SUV of an MLA of Shikaripur in Karnataka.
The deceased, Suresh, was knocked down by the SUV in which BY Raghavendra, former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s son, was travelling.
The accident occurred near the Madapura Cross in the Honnali Taluk, when the MLA was heading towards Shikaripur.
The boy was a resident of the Madapura village in the district.
Following the accident, hundreds of people gathered at the spot.
Honnali inspector J.R. Ramesh and former minister M.P. Renukacharya visited the spot.
The Nyamathi police arrested the driver on Thursday night.
A case has been filed under IPC Section 337 (rash and negligent driving) against the driver at the Nyamathi police station.
The police are in the process of obtaining statements of the eyewitnesses and that of Raghavendra.
Suresh’s body has been sent for an autopsy and the police is awaiting the report.