Madras High Court slams woman for alleging hubby intimate with mom
Madras High Court slams woman for alleging hubby intimate with mom, but still grants maintenance and permanent alimony to the Wife. What a mockery of Justice???? The Woman is still free after disgusting accusation leading to serious assault on the character, honour, reputation and status of not only her husband but also her father-in law.
CHENNAI: A woman,wholevels an unsubstantiated “disgusting accusation” that her husband had an illicit relationship with his own mother, cannot seek cancellation of divorce, as her allegations amount to cruelty, the Madras high court has said.
A division bench of Justice Elipe Dharma Rao and Justice M Venugopal, dismissing the appeal of P Nirmala recently, said : “The disgusting accusation made by the wife that the husband is having an illicit relationship with his mother, and further accused her father-in-law of leading an adulterous life, are nothing but a serious assault on the character, honour, reputation and status of not only her husband but also her father-inlaw.”
As for her appeal against the family court order granting divorce to her husband, the judges said : “Not proving such allegations against them, but yet resisting divorce proceedings would mean a resolve to live in mental turmoil only to make the life miserable to both parties.”
K Muruguselvam married Nirmala in October 1999 and they had a girl child in October 2000. In 2002, he moved the family court seeking divorce on the grounds of cruelty.In May 2008, the additional family court-I here granted him divorce after recording the fact that she had “seriously alleged that her husband was having illicit intimacy with his own mother and that her father-in-law led an adulterous life”. Noting that the unproved allegations amounted to cruelty to Muruguselvam, he granted divorce on the ground of cruelty. The present appeal was preferred by Nirmala.
Dismissing the appeal, the bench said Nirmala had not substantiated her allegations against her husband andfather-in-law andthat the family court had “rightly weighed and assessed the oral and documentary evidence available on record in a proper manner and has come to the right conclusion that the wife has committed an act of cruelty …Itwarrants nointerference in thehandsof thiscourt.”
As for the maintenance, the bench directed the husband to pay Rs 750 each as monthly maintenance to the wife and daughter, besides Rs 1 lakh each as permanent maintenance as full and final settlement “keeping in mind equity, fair play and good conscience”.