Saturday, August 8, 2015

Malathi Shetty Missing Incident


This is Satish Shetty. I am settled in USA with my wife and two kids. 

My mother, Malathi B Shetty from Kandavara Hebbagilu Mane, living in Charukottige, Korgi village(near thekkatte), Kundapur taluk, Udupi District, Karnataka, is missing since June 24th. In the house, she was living along with husband(my father), Kedoor Bhaskar Shetty(retired school teacher), Daughter Sarala Shetty and Son-in-law Dr Ram manohar Shetty.

On June-24th, She left house around 1:30PM and we have not heard back from her since. I rushed to India on July 4th and stayed till July-19th to step up the search efforts. I met Udupi SP Annamalai and appealed to him to fast-track the search & inquiry process. I also did a press meet in Udupi on July 17th. We also made posters and placed in various temples and bus stations. It is already 5 months now, still no clues about my mother. 

At that time of missing, She was wearing a cream white saree with baby pink blouse. She is 65 years old and 5.5 ft tall, of fair complexion. The best way to recognize her is by looking at her toe fingers and they are not all straight. She was wearing approximately 4 lakhs worth of gold jewellery (which is her normal daily wear). I am requesting for a public support to trace my missing mother. Please share the news in WhatsApp & social media groups. 

Pictures and Videos

5 years old photo

Malathi Shetty went missing from following location

Charukottige, Near Hosamata School, (border of Korgi & Kedoor village), Kundapur Taluk, Udupi Dist. Karnataka - 576231, INDIA

Police Investigation 

June 26th, My brother-in-law Dr Ram Monohar Shetty filed an FIR at Kundapur police station. On June 26th evening around 9:30PM, I talked to Udupi Superintendent of Police K Annamalai over the phone and appealed to him. When I visited India, I also met Annamalai on July 4th and July 19th at his Udupi office. On July 17th, Mr Annamalai visited our house in India along with Deputy Superintendent of Police Manjunatha Shetty to step-up the investigation.

Udupi SP Mr Annamalai has formed a special team under DySP Mr Manjunatha Shetty and Sub-Inspector Mr Naseer Hussain. Both Mr Annamalai and Mr Manjunatha Shetty are actively involved in this investigation but were not able to do any break through on this case. 

Currently Udupi SP Mr Laxman Nimbergi is handling the investigation.

Reward Announcement

On July 30th, We have announced Rs.1,00,000.00 reward for the person who provide us with a credible info about my mother. This includes police dept as well.  

High-court Notice

On November 20th, 2015, we appealed to Karnataka high court in Bangalore and filed a habeas corpus petition to fast track the police inquiry through our high court lawyer H Pavan Kumar Shetty.  Hon'ble Mr. Justice Billappa and Hon'ble Mr. Justice Panindra issued a emergency notice to Home ministry of Karnataka, IGP western range Sri Amruth Paul and IGP Karnataka, SP Udupi and Kundapura police to secure Smt. Malathi B.Shetty.

Second High-court Notice

On September 7th, 2018, Our High Court lawyer H Pavan Kumar Shetty filed a second habeas corpus petition and High court directed home department of state of Karnataka to investigate again and submit a proper report.  

On January 2nd, 2019 Karnataka high court filed a FIR section 302 on 6 individuals. A copy attached below.


Contact info

Whatsapp: +1 425 985 8004


Contact Kundapur Police Station: 08254-230338, 

Online Media coverage (Kannada News) (Kannada News)

Print Media Coverage

Udayavani Manipal, Dec 23rd, 2015

Udayavani Bangalore - Nov 21st, 2015

Bangalore Mirror, Nov 21st, 2015

Kannada Prabha - July 18th, 2015

Vijaya Karnataka - July 18th, 2015

Udayavani - July 19th, 2015

Times of India - July 30th, 2015 

Udayavani - July 30th, 2015

Panchaytikatte August 2015

Times of India - Aug 10th, 2015

Udayavani - Aug 10th, 2015

Please help me in tracing my mother. I need a support from the local community. Please share the news in WhatsApp & social media groups. Your support is much appreciated. 

Thank you!