We still believe Divya is our daughter and we would never misunderstand her, said Elangovan, father of Ilavarasan, the girl’s husband who was found dead near a railway track in Dharmapuri on Thursday. After Ilavarasan’s death, the family that was plunged in despair did not disown Divya.
Speaking to Express, Elangovan said, “We would never misunderstand Divya because we know her well. The decision to reject my son was not hers, she was influenced by a few political parties. It’s the interference of political parties that is the only reason for my son’s death, not Divya.” Whenever they talk about Divya, Ilavarasan’s parents refer to her as daughter. “She was not our daughter-in-law, she was our daughter and that was how we treated her. After her father’s suicide, we took extra care of her. She also used to call me ‘appa’. Now, some people are abusing Divya with words of hatred, we don’t agree with what is being said; we strongly believe that Divya was not the reason for my son’s death.”
Making an appeal to Divya to come to his house, he said, “Divya rejected my son saying her mother was alone, now we are alone. Although we have one more son, we are alone because he is in the army and is deployed in Manipur. If Divya comes back, we will treat her like a queen. We will even arrange for her to marry again.”