Udupi, Jun 13: Padmapriya, wife of Raghupathi Bhat, a BJP MLA from Udupi is reported missing for the last three days. She is said to have left her Udupi house on June 10 and there is no news of her whereabouts since then. The incident came to light only on Friday June 13 morning, after her car was found abandoned near Kunjargiri hills near Katapady in the Shirva police station limits here. Family sources said that she had gone to her parents' house at Karnada near Mulky on Tuesday driving the car herself. But she neither reached her destination nor returned home.
The incident came to light when the police went to Kunjargiri following murder attempt on an autorickshaw driver Sudhakar Suvarna by some miscreants. The police spotted the abandoned car while investigating the murder attempt and traced through RTO that the car belonged to Raghupati Bhat. Sniffer dog squad and fingerprint experts have already visited the spot. Raghupati Bhat was found to be extremely down with sorrow when the media persons contacted him over the phone. He refused to divulge any information other than that she has been missing mysteriously for the last three days.
Raghupati Bhat, who was in Bangalore when the news broke out in the media, is on his way back to his hometown. Visit Raghupati Bhat's blog http://kraghupathibhat.blogspot.com/