Saturday, 17 November 2012

Divorce - Cruelty by wife

Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, Section 13(1)(ia) -- Divorce - Cruelty by wife - Wife did not allow husband to have sexual relations with her - Wife lodged FIR against husband and in-laws u/ss 498-A, 406 IPC for which they were arrested and remained in jail - Wife in Court exhibited her adamant and callous attitude towards her husband, which showed that she was bent upon treating husband with mental cruelty - Parties living separately for more than 13 years - Held, matrimonial bond ruptured beyond repair because of mental cruelty caused by wife - Decree of divorce, upheld

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