Forcing husband to get separated from his parents, amounts to ’cruelty’

Forcing husband to get separated from his parents, amounts to ’cruelty’

Narendra vs K.Meena

Supreme Court

06/10/2016

CIVIL APPEAL NO.3253 OF 2008

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Unsubstantiated allegations of relations levelled by wife and the threats and attempt to commit suicide by her amounted to mental cruelty.

 

Taking an overall view of the entire evidence and the judgment delivered by the trial Court, we firmly believe that there was no need to take a different view than the one taken by the trial Court. The behaviour of the Respondent wife appears to be terrifying and horrible. One would find it difficult to live with such a person with tranquility and peace of mind. Such torture would adversely affect the life of the husband. It is also not in dispute that the Respondent wife had left the matrimonial house on 12th July, 1995 i.e. more than 20 years back. Though not on record, the learned counsel submitted that till today, the Respondent wife is not staying with the Appellant. The daughter of the Appellant and Respondent has also grown up and according to the learned counsel, she is working in an IT company. We have no reason to disbelieve the aforestated facts because with the passage of time, the daughter must have grown up and the separation of the Appellant and the wife must have also become normal for her and therefore, at this juncture it would not be proper to bring them together, especially when the Appellant husband was treated so cruelly by the Respondent wife.

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