A family court while hearing a divorce case noted that a woman not doing household work and insisting the husband hire a domestic help or asking the mother-in-law to do the work amounts to mental cruelty to the husband.
According to the plea filed by the husband, the couple were married for 20 years and had two children. Soon after the marriage they started living with the husband’s family.
According to petitioner, the woman is lazy and would refused to help in household chores and demand that the husband either hire a domestic help or ask his mother to do work.
The petitioner also alleged that his wife did not wake up early in the morning and did not prepare tiffin for him.”When he left for the job, the woman, without any reason, quarreled with her mother-in-law and later made false allegations against her. The respondent (wife) also started insulting her husband in front of her own parents.”
The woman also tried to commit suicide and the husband had to break away from his family to avoid further trouble and started living separately. The respondent did not like the husband visiting his family and did not like relatives visiting their house either. She also allegedly quarreled with the neighbours.
The court issued a notice to the respondent to be in court to present her side. She did not come forth and an ex-parte divorce was ordered.