VIJAYAPURA: Namdev Kamble, a relative of Parashuram Waghmare, said, “He never left home for more than a day. He was always with his parents, taking care of them and working the whole day to earn his living. He is innocent. He does not know people in Maharashtra or any other state.”
Waghmare’s arrest in the Gauri Lankesh murder case has left his family in a state of shock. Ashok Kamble, who employed Parashuram in his shop, said Waghmare worked and then went home on the day Gauri was murdered. “In September, he never took leave. He used to take off on Thursday, as the shop used to close it shutters. He is innocent and was more fascinated towards philosophy and used to perform Yoga ,” said Ashok.
After the arrest of Parashuram on Sunday, all his relatives who own utensils shops closed their shutters and were consoling his parents Janaki and Ashok Waghmare. Janaki Waghmare, mother of Parashuram, fell ill as she was not eating anything. She was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday and was brought home later.
Janaki said, “My son is innocent ... without evidence the police have arrested him and spoilt his future and the family name”. She threatened to commit Suicide if police fail to release him soon. She further said, “We depend on his income. He never went out of town in the past one year. He does not have any contacts in Maharashtra and other states. He used to take part only in the activities of Sri Rama Sene,” said Janaki.