The forensic report on the death of cafe coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha corroborates the suicide theory, Mangaluru police commissioner ps Harsha said on Monday. According to police sources, water was found in Siddhartha's lungs and his death was due to drowning.
"We have received the FSL report. It corroborates the suicide theory," the commissioner told PTI. Siddhartha had gone missing from the Netravati river bridge close to Ullal in Mangaluru on July 29 evening and 2 days later, his body was found floating within the river.
He had left home on Gregorian calendar month twenty-nine telling his relations that he was heading towards Sakaleshpura, wherever he had his low estate. However, he directed his driver to travel to Mangaluru.
At the start of the Ullal bridge on the swollen Netravati river, Siddhartha got down from the car and asked his driver to attend for him as he walked on the bridge alone on a rainy evening without an umbrella. 2 days later, his body was found.
Meanwhile, Siddhartha's father 95-year old Gangaiah Hegde, who was suffering from old age-related illness and was undergoing treatment at the Gopala Gowda Shanthaveri Hospital, died on Sunday, hospital authorities confirmed. A few days before his death, mystic had visited his father, who was in a coma, within the hospital.