Forest officials reached the place where Sadvik's body was found. According to sources, elephant attacked him and his right leg was broken and elephant footprints along with blood stains were found near the body. Police soon will send his body for postmortem.
The news about Sadvik's death surfaced just hours after the decision of sending helicopters to locate him. Sadvik, along with his friends - Ashish and Anupam, had gone trekking in Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP). After few hours, they decided to return to the place where they had parked their vehicles.
Ashish stated, "On our way back, Sadvik said he wanted to answer nature's call. He told us to carry on and that he would join us soon. Within five minutes, we stopped when he did not return."
Sadvik's friend could not trace him despite a minute search. "We then headed to Kasavanahalli where villagers called police," said Anupam.
Sadvik was an employee of New Sigma Software Solutions and a resident of JP Nagar. His mother Usha Shastry is a senior scientist with ISRO while his father Dinesh Shastry runs an accounting and network security firm in Bangalore.