The case against the son of Railway minister Sadananda Gowda is turning out to be a damp squib. The lady who has alleged rape failed to turn up at the police station to record her statement.
A complaint was filed against Karthik the son of Gowda alleging that he had married the lady for sexual favours. The lady who filed the complaint was summoned to the police station at 12.30 PM today, but failed to turn up.
The police who had filed rape charges want more evidence before proceeding any further. They have sought evidence of the marriage but the lady says she has none. She also has failed to provide any concrete evidence to prove her claim.
She says that she has recorded conversations. The police want to know what the motive behind the recording was and whether she pre-empted this situation. To this she said that the conversation was recorded to listen to his voice when she missed him.
The police as per the law need to arrest the accused if rape charges are filed. Karthik says he is busy to speak while his father has said the law should take its own course. The police on the other hand want to tread carefully. They will wait for the lady to come forward with more evidence and also record her statement. They do not want to go too far and then realise that the lady drops the case. Police sources say that they want to be sure that this case is not aimed at sensationlisation and is a genuine one. They however point out that the probe would be independent and there is no pressure considering the accused is the son of a very senior union minister.