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.
However, the forest officials were optimistic about Sadvik's safety and survival. One of the officials has been quoted as saying, "There are villages and one has to walk for two hours to get out of the forest. Survival for one day inside the dense forest is not a problem, but we don't know with what intention this person has gone inside the forest."
Sadvik is 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.