‘Seeking Your Support in Finding my Missing Mother’

Seattle,WA-USA : I am Satish Shetty settled in USA for the last 18 years with my wife Shilpa Shetty and two kids, and 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, has gone missing since June 24th, 2015. At home, she was living along with her husband (my father), Kedoor Bhaskar Shetty(retired school teacher), Daughter Sarala Shetty and Son-in-law Dr Ram Manohar Shetty. The exact location where my mother went missing is Charukottige, Near Hosamata School, (border of Korgi and Kedoor village), Kundapur Taluk, Udupi Dist.

On June-24th, my mother had left the house around 1:30PM and since then we have not heard back from her since. Receiving the news from my hometown, 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 and 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 2 months now, still no clues about my mother.

        My Mother’s latest photo

At that time of missing, my mom 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.

Regarding police investigation into this incident- On June 26th, my brother-in-law Dr Ram Manohar Shetty had 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, Annamalai visited our house in India along with Deputy Superintendent of Police Manjunatha Shetty to step-up the investigation.

Photo of my mother taken five years ago

Udupi SP Mr Annamalai has formed a special team under DySP Manjunatha Shetty and Sub-Inspector Naseer Hussain. Both Annamalai and Manjunatha Shetty are actively involved in this investigation. On July 30th, we have announced Rs.one lakh reward for the person who provide us with a credible info about my mother. This includes police dept as well.

Contact info :

India Contact Numbers: 9448770427, 9480402280, 9686376273
USA Contact number: +1 425 985 8004
Email: shetty123@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +1 425 985 8004 (Satish Shetty)


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

Although Kundapur police are still investigating but still no clues. We are suspecting that someone from local village involved in this. Here I am kindly requesting you to publish one more article and remind the story to public. We need public support. We can not simple forget this. This is an elderly women safety issue in India. Press and TV media have been very supportive and I am very grateful for their continued support. All the details about my mother can be found here on her website: http://www.MomMissing.org

So, please help me in tracing my mother. I need the 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 (Satish Shetty)
email: shetty123@gmail.com

Note: In response to the above statements sent to our website, Team Mangalorean contacted Satish Shetty in US over the phone (today 12 Sept morning at 6.30am local time, 6.35pm Seattle time), and this is what he had to say, ” I am glad that you are doing your best through your publication in trying to trace my missing mother. I am also very grateful to the law enforcement authorities who are trying hard to solve this mysterious missing case. Only doubt that I have is that some locals or outsiders might have committed this crime or could be a robbery motive since my mother wears lot of gold when she goes out-other than that there is no family dispute nor we have any problems/grudge with relatives, neighbors or friends. My mother is a friendly person and she gets along good with everyone.

It’s really surprising for me, my dad and family members to note that such a tragic incident could happen to her in broad day light, when she had left the house in the afternoon on June 24. My mother was always happy, although she had some minor health problems- she was never sad nor depressed. Two days back before she went missing, she had visited a cloth (Saree) shop in Thekkatte, and had paid them Rs 1000 she owed for earlier purchase, and according to the shop staff she looked happy and fine that time.

My mother can’t walk a long distance, the most she can walk is half a kilometer. She always takes a bus when she goes out to the bazar. My only doubt is that on 24 June she might have taken a ride with someone in their vehicle or might have taken an auto-rickshaw. But when enquired, the local auto drivers say that no one remembers giving ride to my mother on that day. So what could have happened to my mother? or who could have abducted or done something to her?- I am trying my best to get answers to these questions. My only intention is to quickly bring a closure to this missing case. I humbly request the support of the media and the citizens to help me out in tracing my beloved mother whom I love very dearly. Rest is in the hands of God. Thanks Team mangalorean for your concern and support in this matter, may God bless you all”.


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1 Comment

  1. Dear Satish,

    Please request others to post your request in their website too. Our prayers are there along with your family to find your Mother soon in safe hands. Thanks Team Mangalorean.

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