A Minister's daughter in Tamil Nadu eloped after being forced to marry another man and later sought police protection in Bengaluru for herself and her husband. Jayakalyani is the daughter of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam minister PK Sekar Babu. Suspecting threat from her father, she sought protection from Bengaluru City Police.
Jayakalyani is a doctor by profession. She got married to Sathish Kumar, who is a diploma graduate-turned-businessman. She and Kumar have been in a relationship for six years. They married recently without the approval of Jayakalyani's family.
Tamil Nadu Minister Daughter Elopes
"My parents have objected to my love towards Satish Kumar. When I attempted to get married to him a couple of months ago, the police arrested him and took him into custody for two months," she said.
On March 7, she approached the Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant to seek protection from her father. PK Sekar Babu is the state Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister, submitting a memorandum to the Commissioner.
In a video released to the media soon after the wedding, which reportedly took place at Halaswamy Mutt in Hirehadagali in Vijaynagar district of Karnataka, Jayakalyani said that the couple had "walked out" of their home to get married. Both are adults and have already exchanged vows with consent.
In the same video, she appealed to her father to not intimidate Kumar's family members. Reportedly, the couple had tried getting married last year in September when Kumar had released a video that stated that the two were in a relationship way back her family knew about it in January 2021.
He further said in the video, "Because of that, we didn't speak for a while. But later, we started talking again and in August, we ran away together from Chennai. I'm scared now. There are threats to my family from Sekar Babu."
Jayakalyani also suspected her father's role in getting Kumar arrested and said, "I am an adult. We both love each other and have got married. We were given death threats if we return to Tamil Nadu, therefore we have approached the Bengaluru Police Commissioner seeking protection."
(Feature Image Credit: Deepak Bopanna)