Saturday, August 8, 2015

Malathi Shetty Missing Incident

Background


This is Satish Shetty. I am settled in USA for the last 18 years with my wife Shilpa Shetty and two kids. Currently working as a CEO of a software company called Codeproof Technologies Inc in Redmond, Seattle, WA.  

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 more than 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


Latest photo

Latest photo

5 years old photo


5 years old photo
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5 years old photo


Following Video was recorded on June 2nd using a phone (22 days before she went missing)






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. 
Udupi SP Mr Annamalai




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, we appealed to Bangalore high court and filed a habeas corpus petition to fast track the police inquiry. 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.



Contact info


India Contact Numbers: 9448770427, 9480402280, 9686376273
USA Contact number: +1 425 985 8004
Whatsapp: +1 425 985 8004 (Satish Shetty) 
Skype: CODEPROOF

Or

Contact Kundapur Police Station: 08254-230338, Email: cpikundapuraudp@ksp.gov.in, sdpokndudp@ksp.gov.in

 

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Online Media coverage


http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/techie-launches-website-to-trace-mother/article7524813.ece

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Techie-launches-website-for-missing-mother/articleshow/48415549.cms

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/rs-1-lakh-reward-announced-for-helping-trace-missing-woman/article7483712.ece

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/492626/rs-one-lakh-reward-clue.html
 
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mangaluru/Techie-announces-Rs-1L-reward-for-info-on-missing-mom/articleshow/48286705.cms
 
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/techie-seeks-help-to-find-missing-mother/article7436835.ece

http://www.udayavani.com/english/news/udupi-kundapur/86774/us-based-techie-announces-rs-1-lac-cash-prize-tracing-missing
 
http://www.mangalorean.com/seeking-your-support-in-finding-my-missing-mother/

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=335535
 
http://www.udupitoday.com/udtoday/news_Udupi-Son-from-US-searches-for-his-missing-mother-in-Kundapur_6139.html
 
http://kannadigaworld.com/news/karavali/183945.html
 
http://www.newskarnataka.com/udupi/no-trace-of-elderly-woman-after-weeks-of-being-missing
 
http://www.newskannada.in/featured-news/malati-shetty-missing/ (Kannada News)

http://kannada.oneindia.com/news/mangalore/mother-goes-missing-techie-son-launches-website-announces-cash-award-mangaluru-096002.html (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,


Satish Shetty (Son of Malathi B Shetty)

Ph:+1 425 985 8004
Whatsapp: +1 425 985 8004
email: shetty123@gmail.com
skype: CODEPROOF