India's largest coffee chain Cafe Coffee Day co-founder VG Siddhartha has been missing since July 29, 2019 (Monday) night. Siddhartha is the son in law of former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior BJP Leader SM Krishna. His last known location was near Netravatri river in Mangaluru.
As per preliminary investigation reports, he had gone to Chikkamagaluru for a business trip. While returning in his Innova, he informed his driver to wait and he walked over the bridge. After 90 minutes, when he failed to return, the driver looked around for him and then alerted the police. His phone is not traceable since Monday night.
Police suspect Siddhartha Jumped off the ullal bridge. Police has launched hunt to trace him.
Police Commissioner Sandeep Patil said, "Yesterday (Monday), he had left Bangalore saying he is going to Sakleshpur. But on way, he told the driver to go to Mangaluru. On reaching Netravati Bridge, he got down from the car. Told his driver to go ahead and stop. He will come walking. A dog squad was used (to trace him). It stopped at the middle of the bridge. Boat service and the help of local fishermen being used to search in the river. Checking whom all he spoke to last,".
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Congress leader DK Shivakumar and BL Shankar visited former Krishna at his residence in Bengaluru on early Tuesday morning.
The place from where Siddhartha is reportedly missing is very close to Netravathi River and just two to three kilometers away from the sea.