Martyred soldier’s family rubbishes rumours of rift over money

The family of martyred Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan H. Guru here on Saturday rubbished media reports of “differences in their family over donation amount”.

According to reports in some sections of the media, the family had received donation/compensation amount of ₹12 crore to ₹15 crore after the death of Mr. Guru. The soldier, a native of Gudigere Colony near Kala Muddana Doddi near Maddur, was killed in a terror attack at Pulwama in Kashmir on February 14.

The media reports also stated that differences had developed between Mr. Guru’s mother Chikkolamma and wife Kalavathi over sharing the amount. It was also said that Ms. Chikkolamma wanted her daughter-in-law to get married to her younger son H. Anand.

Both the women, along with some Janata Dal (Secular) workers, addressed mediapersons here and said that there is no dispute between them. “Some mediapersons misquoted us and we have not approached the police,” Ms. Kalavathi said.

Ms. Kalavathi also said that she would decide the future course of action [of continuing education and joining the State government-offered job] after meeting Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru on Friday.

However, the family did not confirm the amount they have received from the public and the government agencies. But, they confirmed that they have received some crores of donations so far. JD(S) workers Padmavathi, Shailaja and others were present.


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