A high speed car of Karnataka BJP MLA CT Ravi dashes into cars stationed on the road side on NH 75 near Urikehalli bridge in Kunigal tehsil in Tumakuru district on the intervening night of February 19.
MLA CT Ravi represents from the Chikkamagaluru constituency.
The Kunigal police have booked the car and the driver has been arrested on charges of rash driving. Two persons have been reported killed on spot while 3 others have sustained injuries and were shifted to the hospital.
A friend of the deceased one said, “Our vehicle was thrown 20 feet away like a toy car. Two friends of mine died on the spot and when questioned, the MLA’s friend shouted at me.”
The incident happened around 2 AM when the persons of the stationed car were transferring luggage and Ravi’s car slammed their cars.
While police has arrested the BJP MLA’s driver, the locals held Ravi to be the driver at the time of the incident.
Meanwhile Karntaka BJP media organizer S Santharam said, “CT Ravi was not driving the car and has no alcoholic habits.”