A Kannada actress has claimed that she is married to Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik and demanded that the Minister's family accept her as their daughter-in-law. Talking to mediapersons in Bangalore, the woman named Maithreya said that she met Karthik while her family was looking for a groom and on 05 June 2014 they both tied the knot. Maithreya further claimed that they both knew each other since 8 May 2014 and became very good friends, following which Karthik married her. Meanwhile, a case of rape was registered against Karthik. The case has been booked against Karthik under sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.