"The complaint was registered yesterday against Karthik, after which, the police has lodged an FIR under Sections 376 and 420 of the IPC. She (the model) claims that Karthik had married her by tying a thread. They also had a sexual relationship, but she claims that it was forced sex," said Reddi.
"He was not talking to her for the last one month. And now, he is getting engaged to another woman. That is why she is saying that she has been raped. We are doing a thorough investigation on the issue," he added.
A Bangalore-based model had earlier on Wednesday filed a case against Karthik Gowda under Sections 420, 376 and 406 (charges relating to cheating, rape and dishonesty) of the Indian Penal Code.
The model claims that she got married to Karthik Gowda on June 5, 2014 after meeting him on May 8, 2014.
She said, "We know each other from 8th May 2014. This was after election, before the result. We became very close friends. We met because my family was looking for a groom, so for that reason I met Karthik. So he promised me that he will marry me. So he got married to me on 5th June 2014 in his Mangalore house."
"His mother was not there. We both were there and driver was there," she added. The model also said that she wanted his family to accept her as their daughter-in-law,
"I want his family to take me as their daughter-in-law. I will be a very good daughter-in-law," she said.
The Railway Minister has rejected the allegation against his son and alleged a conspiracy.
"Shocked to see this report, it hurt me, my personal and public life is an open book," said Gowda. He also said that it seemed suspicious as the woman had filed the complaint hours after his son Karthik's engagement.
"Suddenly after engagement, if a girl claims such things, it leads to suspicion," he added.