Model rape case: Railway Minister's son appears before IO in Bangalore

Karthik Gowda, the rape accused son of Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, appeared before the Investigating Officer in Bangalore to record his statement on Friday.

Bangalore: Karthik Gowda, the rape accused son of Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, appeared before the Investigating Officer in Bangalore to record his statement on Friday.

As per reports, Karthik was immediately sent for medical examination after which his statement will be recorded.

A local court had on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Karthik, in a rape and cheating case filed against him by a Kannada actress after he got engaged to another woman.

Karthik was absconding since the police began its investigation into the matter after a complaint was lodged against him.

Karthik Gowda has been accused of rape by the actress who had alleged that he developed relations with her after promising to marrying her. However, she went to police after he was engaged to an another girl.

The victim, a Kannada actress, is also likely to take the case to the Karnataka High Court, after consultation with her lawyer. The issue had also reached Karnataka Women’s Commission, whose chairperson Manjula Manasa had said that the woman’s sister had approached it.

Last week, a Bangalore court had issued an arrest warrant against Railway Minister's son in the alleged rape case.

The actress had accused 28-year-old Karthik of marrying and dumping her after his family objected to their relationship. The 27-year-old actor 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 at Kushalnagar in Kodagu district.

A case was registered against Karthik under sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian penal code on the basis of the complaint filed by the woman.

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