Cafe Coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha found dead, body recovered

Following a massive search operation involving multiple agencies, the body of Cafe Coffee Day founder-owner VG Siddhartha has been found on the banks of Netravati River near Hoige Bazaar in Mangaluru.

The 58-year-old businessman is the son-in-law of former chief minister of state SM Krishna and has been missing since Monday evening. A massive search operation involving multiple teams of police forces along with the Coast Guard and NDRF was being carried out since Tuesday to locate Siddhartha. A letter written by Siddhartha was also surfaced on Tuesday where he apologised to people who ‘put their trust’ in him. While speaking on the incident, Mangaluru Police Commissioner Sandeep Patil said, ‘We have found the body early morning today. It needs to be identified, we have already informed the family members. We are shifting the body to Wenlock Hospital. We will continue further investigation.’