Karnataka Legislative Council deputy chairman S L Dharme Gowda was found dead near a railway track at Kadur in Chikmagalur district of the state, said police on Tuesday.
Gowda, say police, is suspected to have died by suicide. The police are examining an alleged death note found near his body.
The politician left his home on Monday evening around 7.30 pm, say police, without informing his security detail. Police are undertaking further investigations.
The JD(S) MLC is said to have been distressed over the way he was treated by some members during chaos in the council.
During the one day proceeding of the council, Gowda was pushed and shoved by angry Congress members who said that only the Chairman can preside over the House.
“It is shocking to learn the news of Deputy Speaker of State Legislative Council and JDS leader SL Dharmegowda’s suicide. He was a calm and decent man. This is a loss of the state,” news agency ANI quoted HD Deve Gowda, former PM and JDS leader, as saying.