Indian family goes missing in the US

Social media users have come out in support of the relatives and are sharing the leaflet, trying to utilize the reach of social media to get authorities start an aerial search as well for the missing family.

By Author  |  Published: 10th Apr 2018  10:18 amUpdated: 11th Apr 2018  5:05 pm
Indian family
Sandeep Thottapilly, his wife Soumya, and their children Siddhant and Saachi.

Hyderabad: An Indian family, which was on a road trip from Portland, Oregon, to San Jose, California, has allegedly gone missing since April 5, with their relatives and friends now frantically seeking help from authorities in the US and India.

According to posts on Facebook and Twitter and a leaflet being shared on social media, Sandeep Thottapilly, 42, his wife Soumya, 38, and their children Siddhant, 12, and Saachi, 9, were in a maroon Honda Pilot with a California registration plate (7MMX138) with their last known location being the vicinity of Klamath in northern California.

According to a post by Sandeep’s father Babu Subramaniam Thottapilly on the Facebook page of Union Bank, Sandeep, who is from Surat of Gujarat, is a vice president with the Union Bank and the family lived in Los Angeles.

Babu Subramaniam has also tweeted to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seeking her help to get US authorities act on the case.

Social media users have come out in support of the relatives and are sharing the leaflet, trying to utilize the reach of social media to get authorities start an aerial search as well for the missing family.

Among these were inspirational speaker Sparsh Shah-Purhythm, who is born with brittle bones, and lives in New Jersey, who has been continuously sharing posts asking for help to the family.