Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda’s son Kartik faces arrest over rape charge

Sadananda Gowda said that 'Law will take its own course. I will not interfere in the matter'.

By: Express News Service | Kochi | Updated: August 29, 2014 9:51 am
 Sadananda Gowda said his son has been "falsely implicated" in the matter. (Source: PTI) Sadananda Gowda said his son has been “falsely implicated” in the matter. (Source: PTI)

Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda’s son Karthik Gowda was on Thursday facing arrest after he was booked by the Bangalore Police on charges of rape and cheating following a complaint by a Kannada actress he had been courting for the past four months. The actress has accused 28-year-old Karthik of marrying and dumping her after his family objected to their relationship.

The 27-year-old actress filed her complaint hours after Karthik, the only son of the Railway Minister, got engaged to a girl of his mother Datty Gowda’s choice in Kodagu district of Karnataka on Wednesday afternoon.

On Thursday, at a press conference, the actress made an appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come to her assistance. “I have serious respect for the Prime Minister and I want to appeal to him to help me,” she said.

Since the filing of the police complaint late Wednesday night at the RT Nagar police station, the actress and her family members have said that the Railway Minister’s son was keen to marry her but all such plans were doused by his family a week ago.

“We were introduced to each other on May 8 by a mutual friend and we became close friends. We met frequently and partied together.

He was keen on a physical relationship but I said that it would be inappropriate outside of marriage. He promised to marry me,” the actress alleged.

She said Karthik took her to his family home in Mangalore in June this year and tied a thread around her neck on June 5 signifying a marriage. He introduced her to his friends as his wife, she claimed.

Her elder sister alleged that Karthik would often visit their home to drop or pick the actress. “She told us they were in a serious relationship and were going to get married after he convinces his family. He told her that they would agree to his wishes since he was the only son. He had been stalling on informing his parents, claiming his father was very busy. About a week ago, he took her to meet his mother and things changed. He abruptly stopped taking her calls,” the sister alleged.

According to the actress and her family, they received a shock on Wednesday when they learned that Karthik was getting engaged to a businessman’s daughter from Kodagu district where Sadananda Gowda’s wife also hails from.

Karthik, who has been photographed several times at night spots partying with the actress, has on his part claimed that he was not involved in any relationship. “Why would I spoil my father’s reputation — it was only office and home for me,” he claimed. The allegations against him were only an attempt to malign his father, he claimed.

The Railway Minister has stated that he does not know the actress and claimed a political conspiracy to malign him.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, when asked for his comments on the complaint against the Railway Minister’s son, said, “The law will take its course.”

The actress denied her complaint against the BJP leader’s son had anything to do with her association with the ruling Congress in the state. “It is true that I was associated with the Congress party but this has nothing to do with politics. I am deeply hurt by the way I have been treated. He did not even inform me about his engagement to another girl,” she said.

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    MSD
    Aug 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm
    Hmm because she was not raped but seemed to have dumped by her lover. That is not a crime. He can be called a cheating cow and a sleaze bag for dumping her but he didn't commit a crime.
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      MSD
      Aug 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm
      Hmm yeah okay...what is the story here? He dated her and is now marrying someone else. It's called being dumped and she should move on. What an !
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        Maddy
        Aug 30, 2014 at 12:02 am
        It is not rape.she had consensual .now did she become pregnant.then why this fuss.how did she think he wud be a good husband .it is money she wants.pure blackmail.usind the stupid Indian law for that.a day will come when a real rape will not be taken seriously .
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          JackSparrow
          Aug 29, 2014 at 6:24 am
          This girl is a kannada film actress, but she was more seen in late night parties in pubs,, there are news that this girl came from very poor family before entering film industry, she was a lead actress in only one film that to it was an utter flop movie. than she was seen as a support actress 4 - 5 movies,,But yesterday when i saw news in one of the kannada news channel they said she owns 2 flats in b'lore, How can a struggling actress owns 2 flats that too in Bangalore? she is also an active congress worker and she is about to contest in BBMP election,,, so a tuff investigation should be done so that truth can come out,,,
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            savvyzac
            Aug 30, 2014 at 5:59 am
            I had with a girl during my MBA days... We promised to marry each other. Then she went and married someone else. The point is I only had with her because she promised to marry me. Can I file a rape charge against her ?
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              Lakshmi Swami
              Aug 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm
              The legal defense for the alleged rapist would always be "I am being framed , the rape did not happen". Even in case of a large volume of evidence which points here that Gowda's son was seen in night-clubs (photographs are out there in public domain) , only a truly MCP BJP bhakt can ask that these rape charges be seen as a political conspiracy. Every politician who has been accused of ual harment has always used this line of defense essence , do not be a bugger who is bats for the rape accused in an unlikely enthusiasm of political affiliation.
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                rascol
                Aug 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm
                how can a bjp minister son have before marriage ? dont they follow Hinduism ?
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                  ffffrtytrytry
                  Aug 28, 2014 at 9:13 am
                  why does he need 3 phones ?
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                    Suma Gopalakrishna
                    Sep 16, 2014 at 1:41 am
                    This Sadhanandha Gowda is intereferring in my Bank . My so called brother G Manjunath who got third cl in II PUC and managed to become a CA and my so called sister Dr Sudha Gopalakrishna who took 7 years to complete her PHd in Inorganic Chemistry is using this bloody Sadhanandha Gowda and Goondas Devegowda and his son Kumaraswamy to severely harm me and ruin me. These politicians are pimps for incompeive employees of IT companies such as Pushpa Rao,Uday Jajoo Gopalkumar, Prasanna, Bharath Nagaraj, Kiran and Hemanth of CA Technologies and supplying these men and women for to Canara Bank Manager H L Gopinath, Chandrashekar and Raghavendra Rao, a PRO Marketing Manager of IV th block JAYANAGAR AND MG ROAD BRANCHES. This Sadhananda Gowda, Devegowda and Kumaraswamy are Brahmin haters, even in these times of Globalisation.
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                      JP
                      Aug 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm
                      No woman with a sane mind will ever come forward with such intensely personal details. Her account is believable and she definitely deserves the benefit of doubt. If her account is correct, the only way of setting things straight would be to cancel the engagement, make the marriage official and withdrawal of the criminal complaints. Sadananda Gowda is a good person and he has nothing to do with this. No need to give unnecessary political colors. Let all hatred stop and real love bloom. But the real question is- was there real love here? If there was, it is easy to settle this matter and move on.
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                        Krishna Murthy
                        Aug 29, 2014 at 8:31 am
                        it is not a rape case;it is a breach of promise case;the actress has to prove her claim in a court of law;
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                          Linzhi
                          Aug 29, 2014 at 5:30 am
                          Why it has taken so long to arrest him? Tejpal was arrested on a suo motto case registered by police, even before the victim lodged an official complaint. Why the treatment should be different in this case? This is worst than Tejpal case
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                            avinash
                            Aug 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm
                            First she tells then she tells rape. if it's confirmed of having then judge should ask girl if she wants the boy to be sent to jail, if she says yes then she also should be sent to jail and both of them should be put in same cell and both of them should be chained they should talk and understand themselves and sentence should be less than 10 months. then both of them should be brought in front of judge if they agree to live together then they should live in single bedroom non-luxrious house and both of them should work as middle cl people respective of their skills and same ry as other middle cl people should be provided and no help should be provided from their respective families and also the ancestral properties shouldn't be provided as they have broken their limits which are incorporated by their parents. these things should be made law.
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                              avinash
                              Aug 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm
                              well one thing is that boy's family members are being advertised but girl's family or parents names is not told in any media why is that?
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                                madhukar nikam
                                Aug 28, 2014 at 10:10 am
                                Don't know about son, but the father is clean ,honest and deserving minister!
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                                  mohan
                                  Aug 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm
                                  First a fair investigation should be conducted. Only tis can bring out the truth behind the dirty drama
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                                    Mohan Warrier
                                    Aug 28, 2014 at 5:26 pm
                                    The present issue is between Mr. Gowda's son and the the law. The minister has nothing to do with it. Let the law decide the worth of the accusations by the woman!
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                                      Nakul
                                      Aug 28, 2014 at 5:56 pm
                                      Very correct. The poor ,biased,disgustingly pathetic status of laws sauarding interests of women reflect the lack of any concern of our top leaders, law makers, intelligentsia, even media and people in general to enforcing a fair procedure of law in this country.For example, how can any bloody sensible person approve of a law which protects the anonymity of a girl or a women in the proceedings of a rape case while allowing the w world to spread around the name of the male involved before he is convicted by the court? Protection to women can not be approved of at the cost of the lives of innocent people.
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                                        Nakul
                                        Aug 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm
                                        While humanity is already struggling to reach a really sane and healthy understanding of human uality, the stupid laws and their unscrupulous users are out to endanger the healthy growth of human personality in general by creating an air of fear and confusion around the most powerfully persistant natural impulse of .Its a very serious crime against nature and humanity and is sure going to cause horrible morbidities in human psyche unless we wake up in time.
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                                          Jogeshwar
                                          Aug 29, 2014 at 10:13 am
                                          Now if our young boys will make friendship or have consensual with any woman then also they will be termed as rapist and they will be jailed and socially humiliated, but such bad character women will be termed as icon. If a boy promises a girl for marriage and later has to backtrack for some reason, he is termed as a rapist, but what about if a girl breaks her promise? Is there any punishment for such women who keep on changing boyfriends and fiances for the greed of money?
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                                            Rajib
                                            Aug 29, 2014 at 5:46 am
                                            Women now a days are misusing the law...Its very hard to believe who is telling the truth...I was/am a victim of women biased law in India. But I believe we should look into authenticity of the complaint first before jumping to a conclusion.
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