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Spoilt honeymoon, cruelty to in-laws ground for divorce, says High Court

A spoilt honeymoon and subjecting the husband and his family to “worst kind of mental cruelty” by levelling false accusations, have been held as grounds for divorce in a case by the Delhi high court.

The High Court has dubbed the case as an “exception” in which “the marriage could not take off right from inception” between the couple who aged 30 plus at the time of marriage and were “quite mature”.

While allowing dissolution of their 12-year-old wedlock, it noted that the husband and wife returned with “bitter memories and a spoilt honeymoon” in which she had resisted consummation of marriage and later subjected him and his family to mental cruelty by levelling false accusations.

The remarks were made in the judgement by a Bench, which dismissed the plea of a woman who had challenged the verdict of a trial court, allowing the man’s petition, seeking dissolution of their marriage on grounds of cruelty. 

It said the conduct of the woman was such that it was not possible for the man to bear such kind of cruelty. 
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