VG Siddhartha, the tycoon who founded the Cafe Coffee Day chain, has been found dead in the Netravati River. His body was recovered by fishermen from near the Hoige Bazaar in Mangaluru on Wednesday morning.
VG Siddhartha went missing on Monday evening and was last seen by his driver who dropped him on the bridge on Netravati at 6:30 pm. VG Siddhartha, who is also the son-in-law of former Karnataka CM SM Krishna, is suspected to have jumped off the bridge after a local fisherman said that he saw someone jump into the river.
Commissioner of Police (Mangaluru) Sandeep Patil, who rushed to the spot, directed the police personnel to send the body to government-run Wenlock Hospital to conduct a post-mortem. “The body was found in Hoige Bazaar at 6 am. We have also informed the matter to his family. The body has been sent to Wenlock Hospital for taking up formalities. We will continue the investigation,” he told reporters.
Formal identification of the body by a family member is yet to take place.