had come to inquire about her son. She admitted he had become a big criminal, but also said he was insulted by someone when he was young and that he took to crime because of that incident.”
According to reports, Kamal is in Delhi to take custody of Ulhas and Raksha’s two daughters. The third daughter, who is just eight months old, is with Raksha.
In 2004, Ulhas left Nagpur for Pune where he started working at a call centre. He later changed jobs and worked with a finance company in Bangalore where he met Raksha Urs. The two married soon after.
Raksha’s Mysore connection
Born in Mysore in July 1982, Raksha had a troubled childhood by all accounts. Her father, Jaya Manjunda Raj Urs, died when she was just a child, forcing her mother, Maya—listed as a “housewife” in her college application—to run a canteen at a local engineering college. “Her mother tried her hand at many things. She ran a PG for some time, even opened a kirana store. She had borrowed a lot of capital money for these ventures and got in trouble with lenders here. I think she fled to Bangalore while her daughter continued to study here. Her brothers still live in Bangalore,” says an elderly relative who lives on Dewan’s Road in Mysore, home to some of Raksha’s maternal relatives.
The Urs families of Mysore have owned prime property in the city since the days of the Maharaja and Dewan’s Road, where large, genteel homes painted in pastel colours line the street, is no exception. “We are a cultured community. One girl’s wrong doings have unnecessarily dragged us down into a controversy,” says a neighbour.
Everyone here must have known Raksha as she grew up, yet don’t want to talk of her and her mother. “Maya cut off all links with the family 30 years ago. We don’t know anything about her,” says a distant relative.
Says Raksha’s aunt, Lekha, who left Mysore in 1962 and returned recently, “No one should be allowed to get away with such fraud. I will say this even if she is related