Bengaluru: Madhukar Shetty, Karnataka-cadre IPS officer posted in Hyderabad, passed away on Friday evening while being treated for swine flu at a private hospital in Hyderabad.
The 47-year-old 1999-batch officer, who hailed from Udupi district, was serving as the Deputy Director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad. Mr Shetty was a son of prominent journalist Vaddarse Raghurama Shetty.
Mr Shetty was under treatment at Continental Hospitals for over a week and breathed his last around 8.15 pm, sources at the hospital said. It is said that Mr Shetty also had some heart problems.
Hospital sources said that Mr. Shetty's health deteriorated on Wednesday following which he was put on ECMO life support system on Thursday. He, however, lost the battle for his life on Friday.
Mr Shetty served as the superintendent of police in Chikkamagaluru, SP in the Special Task Force during the last phase of anti-Veerappan operations, Anti-Naxal Force and Karnataka Lokayukta and DCP (Traffic), Bengaluru before going on a deputation to the central government. He was later posted as deputy director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy. Known as an honest and people-friendly police officer, he played a major role in Lok Ayukta’s inquiry into the illegal mining scam in Ballari district.
In 2011, Mr Shetty left for the US for higher studies and earned his PhD in Public Administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany, Albany, New York. He had also worked with the War Crimes Investigation Unit in UN Mission, Kosovo....