Widow of a CRPF Jawan faces In-laws pressure to marry her Brother-in-law for Compensation money


Mandya — The widow of one of the CRPF Jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack has alleged that her in-laws are persuading her to marry her brother-in-law in order to benefit from the compensation money granted by the Karnataka Government and other NGOs.

Kalavati, the 20-year-old widow of the slain CRPF personnel H Guru, approached Mandya Police of Karnataka on Wednesday to seek help to resolve the issue. She alleged that her brother-in-law is of her age or younger to her, reported Times of India.

Guru, 33, was among the 40 CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack, in which a Kashmiri youth radicalised by Jaish-e-Mohammed a terrorist outfit carried out a suicide mission. 

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has announced compensation of Rs 25 lakh to Guru’s family, and promised a government job for Kalavathi.

Infosys Foundation, the CSR arm of the IT giant, promised to give Rs 10 lakh to the families of all the martyrs. There have also been contributions from a number of other organisations and groups, not to mention what is due from the CRPF and the Centre.

Widow of Kannada actor-politician Ambareesh, Sumalatha has promised to give Guru’s family half of acre of land close to their village of Gudigere near Maddur.

However, Mandya Police told Times of India, they are trying to resolve the issue amicably looking at the sensitivity of the family matter. — DNA India

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