‘No dispute with in-laws’: Wife of slain CRPF jawan from Mandya refutes media reports

Reports earlier suggested that Kalavathi had approached the police after she was pressurised to marry her brother-in-law so that the donation money gifted to them would stay in the family.
‘No dispute with in-laws’: Wife of slain CRPF jawan from Mandya refutes media reports
‘No dispute with in-laws’: Wife of slain CRPF jawan from Mandya refutes media reports
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Kalavathi, the wife of CRPF soldier, H Guru who was killed in the terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this month, clarified that there is no dispute going on between her and her in-laws, as reported by sections of the media.

"I am distraught for the last two weeks ever since the death of my husband and also about reports that there is a dispute within the family between me and my in-laws. I am living in the same house with my in-laws at the moment and we do not have any disputes. We are still figuring out how to move on with our lives," Kalavathi told TNM.  

Reports suggested that Kalavathi had approached the police after she was pressurised to marry Guru's brother to ensure that the generous donations sent to them would stay within the family. She however denied that she had filed a police complaint and claimed that media reports had misquoted her. 

"I have not been asked to marry again nor have I been asked about the money yet. I am slated to meet the Chief Minister on Friday and we will decide on the future course of action then,” she added. 

Kumaraswamy had earlier instructed Kalavathi to come and meet him regarding a government job. Kalavathi is a BA graduate who is pursuing an MA degree through correspondence. She married Guru around six months ago and moved into their newly built house in Gudigere in Mandya. 

A relative of Kalavathi reiterated that there were no discussions about Kalavathi marrying again and that if she were to marry, it would be to the person of her choosing. "It has been a sensitive time for her and we are together with Kalavathi. This is an issue left to the girl. We have just finished the funeral activities and we have not discussed this issue at all. It is true that a lot of donations have been sent from all over the world to this family," Siddasakhi, a relative of Kalavathi said. 

Family members did not confirm the amount of money they have received in the last two weeks but agreed that it is in crores. Generous donations have been given to both the parents of the slain soldier and his wife. 


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