The body of CCD founder VG Siddhartha Found decided from the banks of the Netravathi River in Karnataka’s Mangaluru on Wed, 2- days after he went missing, police said.
The 60years-old Siddhartha had left missing on Monday evening from the road bridge between Ullal and Mangaluru over the river around 7 pm, his driver Basavaraj Patil had informed the police.
VG Siddhartha Found “Around 6 am today, we saw a body in the Hoige Bazaar area, and we are trying to confirm if it is Siddhartha. We have told his family, and we have also sent the body to Wenlock Hospital to complete formalities. Our inquiry will continue,” Mangaluru’s commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil replied.
A fisherman had a statement to have seen a man likely to be Siddhartha jumping into the Netravathi river from the bridge on Mon evening, police had told on Tuesday.
Siddhartha left Bengaluru on Monday afternoon to Sakleshpur near Hassan, where he has a house and one of his coffee farms. He told Patil to start towards Mangaluru after a short break at Sakleshpur to freshen up.
Siddhartha is the elder son-in-law of BJP leader, SM Krishna, who was the external matters minister in the UPA-2 government (2009-12) and state CM (1999-2004) when in the Congress.