VG Siddhartha, the founder of Cafe Coffe Day chain, has gone missing from Mangaluru, Karnataka on Monday. According to the reports, the son-in-law of former CM SM Krishna was last seen near Netravati River by his driver. Siddhartha asked him to stop his car nearby, as he wanted to take a ten minutes walk and since then he did not return.
Siddhartha goes missing near Mangaluru river
The police have said that heading for Sakaleshpur, the business baron asked his driver to drop him off at the Netravati bridge in Mangaluru as he wanted to take a casual walk. But the driver panicked after there was no sight of him even after an hour. Later, the driver informed the family of the situation and then he reported the incident to the police authorities.
Driver Basavaraj Patil in his statement to the police said, “On Monday I went to his residence in Bengaluru at 8 am. At 12.30 pm he asked me to drive towards Sakleshpur. As we neared it, he asked me to drive towards Mangalore. When I was entering Mangalore he said ‘take the car to the bridge’.
He asked me to be at the end of the bridge and said he’d walk. At 8 pm, I called him but his phone was switched off. Then I called his son and he said he’d also try calling him. As there was no response, I’m filing this complaint.”
‘I have failed, I am sorry’ he wrote a letter before he went missing
Before Siddhartha went missing on Monday, a few days ago he had written a letter to his employees apologizing for his idea which leads his company to downfall.
Dated July 27, the letter read, “I am very sorry to let down all the people who put their trust in me. I fought for a long time but today I gave up as I could not take any more pressure,”
“My intention was never to cheat or mislead anybody, I have failed as an entrepreneur. This Is my sincere submission, I hope someday you will understand, forgive and pardon me.”
However, more than 200 policemen and search dogs have started the search operation of the missing businessman. Almost 25 boat services and local fishermen are conducting search operation in the Netravati River. The authority is checking with whom all he spoke last day. A large number of people gathered at Krishna’s house since his son-in-law went missing.