Body of CCD owner V G Siddhartha found at Netravati river
Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Sdiddhartha body was found in the Netravati river on Wednesday after 36 hours of search. The information was confirmed by Mangalore MLA U T Khader, who said that friends and relatives confirmed that the body is indeed of Siddhartha. He was found missing since Monday morning.
Police found the body of Siddhartha on Wednesday in Netravati river in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka and they suspected that it is the body of V G Siddhartha.
A body was fished out by the fishermen that was washed ashore near Ullal. The police reached the spot as soon as they got the information. “A body has been found, which appears to be him. Final confirmation has to be done by the family,” said Sasikanth Senthil, Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district.
Sandeep Patil, Mangalore Commissioner of Police said that Siddhartha’s family has been informed and the body has been kept in Wenlock Hospital for further formalities.
On the other hand a fisherman named Symond D’souza saw a man jumping off the bridge into the river when he was fishing. “When I heard a thud-like sound in the river, I turned and saw the same man in the water, struggling to float but drowned by the time I could reach the spot. As the current was strong, I could not find him in the fast-moving water, as the river is almost full and deep.” said D’souza.
Basavaraj Patil Siddhartha’s driver told police that Siddhartha asked him to stop the car as they were driving through the bridge and he asked him to wait as he had to make a few calls. “When the rain started, I took a U-turn and drove back to the spot where I left Sir and searched around for him. As it was dark, windy and raining, I could not find him anywhere on the bridge or in the river” said Patil in his complaint. The letter which had surfaced on the internet on Tuesday said that even though he put in the best of his efforts, he could not create a profitable business model.
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