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Wife Makes False Allegations Against Husband for Forcing Abortion, Guwahati HC Calls Its an Assault on His Reputation; Grants Divorce for Cruelty [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 1 Jun 2020 6:44pm

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A Division Bench of Chief Justice Ajai Lamba and Justice Soumitra Saikia of the Guwahati High Court has on in the matter of Rakhi Poul v. Amit Poul held that false accusations made by wife against husband can be treated as cruelty to husband and can be a ground for divorce.

Background of the case: 

The appellant wife had filed an appeal against the judgment of District Judge, whereby the divorce was granted in the suit filed under Section 13(1) (ia) (cruelty) and 13(1) (ib) (desertion) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, by the respondent.

Case of the Husband:

The marriage was solemnized between the parties on November 11, 2010, according to Hindu religious rites. The husband used to own a small jewelry shop situated in Rangapara town from which he used to earn his livelihood. The couple was a follower of Shri Shri Anukul Thakur and used to visit frequently the Ashram at Deoghar at Jharkhand. 

The wife used to insist on visiting the Ashram at Deoghar several times in a year and consequently, the husband had to spend about Rs.1,60,000/- towards those visits, within a year and a half after the marriage. The wife and her elder brother had requested husband to lend an amount of Rs. 2 lakhs with a promise to return it after 15 days. 

The husband had managed to arrange the said amount by borrowing it from his well-wishers and handed over the money to the elder brother of the wife. However, instead of returning the loan amount, the… Continue Reading...


Tagged: Divorce   Divorced ex-husband   Mutual Consent Divorce  
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