CCD owner VG Siddhartha’s body found near Mangaluru river 2 days after he went missing
Police said,” The body of Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) founder VG Siddhartha was recovered from the shores of the Netravathi River in Karnataka’s Mangaluru on Wednesday, two dates after he went missing.”
VG driver Basavaraj Patil had told the police The 60-year-old Siddhartha had gone missing on Monday evening from the road bridge between Mangaluru and Ullal over the river around 7 pm,
“Around 6 am today, we found a body in the Hoige Bazaar area, and we are trying to confirm if it is Siddhartha. We have informed his family, and we have also sent the body to Wenlock Hospital to complete formalities. Our investigation will continue,” stated by Sandeep Patil Mangaluru’s commissioner of police.
A fisherman had alleged to have witnessed a man expected to be Siddhartha falling into the Netravathi river from the bridge on evening of Monday, police had stated on Tuesday.
Siddhartha told his driver to turn towards Mangaluru after a short break at Sakleshpur to freshen-up. He drove from Bengaluru on Monday afternoon to Sakleshpur near Hassan, where he has a house and one of his coffee estates.
SM Krishna, who was the external affairs minister in the UPA-2 government (2009-12) and state chief minister (1999-2004) when in the Congress, Siddhartha is the elder son-in-law of senior BJP leader.