What started as a happy occasion for Union Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, has turned into a nightmare. On Wednesday, the union minister's son Karthik Gowda was engaged to Swathi, daughter of a businessman in Kushalnagar.
Small time actress Mythriya Gowda on Wednesday has claimed that she was already married to Karthik and that he has cheated her by getting engaged to another girl. The allegations have been denied by the minister. He said that this is a conspiracy to malign him and his family's reputation, and to blackmail him. He also added that he would talk about this with his son before listening to Mythriya.
Mythriya claimed that she and Karthik knew each other since May this year and their friendship blossomed into love. She added that they got married in June at Karthik's house in Mangalore. She claims that Karthik has stopped talking to her since July 25th. She has lodged a complaint of rape and cheating on Karthik in RT Nagar police station.
Karthik Gowda, the second son of the Union Minster has done his Engineering from Nitte, Karkala. His friends claim that Karthik is a very nice person and has been bought up with good values at home. Both Karthik and his friends say that Mythriya's allegations are false and she is doing this to attain publicity.
Mythriya isn't new to controversy. Back in 2011, she had attacked a Police Constable in Bangalore and was arrested by the Basaveshwaranagar Police. She did claim that the constable misbehaved with her. Is this new allegation by the actress true or a publicity stunt? Only a thorough probe will determine.