VG Siddhartha went missing on Monday evening near the bridge at Netravati river
Café Coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha’s body has been found in the Netravati River. The son-in-law of former Chief Minister of Karnataka SM Krishna was found dead after 36 hours of his disappearance on Monday evening. The body of Siddhartha was washed ashore in the Netravati River in Mangaluru near Ullal which was then fished out by local fisherman.
Siddhartha was last seen on Monday at 6:30 pm, was found on Wednesday at 6:30 am
VG Siddhartha was last seen on Monday at 6:30 pm near the bridge on Netravati River. The body was found on Wednesday at 6:30 pm after 36 hours he went missing.
Former Minister and lawmaker UT Khader said, “The body has been identified by friends and relatives of VG Siddhartha”. Earlier, Police said the body hasn’t been identified yet. The body was found this morning and family members have been informed. The body is being shifted to Wenlock Hospital. Further investigations will go on” Police commissioner of Mangaluru Sandeep Patil said.
The businessman asked his driver to wait on the other side of the bridge
As per the police, the CCD founder was going to Saklespur from Bengaluru along with his driver in Toyota Innova when suddenly Siddhartha asked Driver to change the route to Mangaluru. When they reached near the bridge the businessman asked the driver to stop the car and wait on the other side. He got off and never returned to the car, driver Basavraj Patil said in a statement to the police.
The Coast Guard, NDRF and Navy were called to join the search operation but they were unable to find the trace. One of the Sniffer dogs caught the whiff of the businessman on the bridge which led to the suspicion of him jumping from the bridge.
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