A married couple in India have sued their 35-year-old son for a curious reason: not having made them grandparents even though he got married six years ago.
Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad, 61 and 57 years old respectively, residents of Uttarakhand, in the north of the country, consider that their eldest son has betrayed them and that is why have decided to initiate legal proceedings against him.
Haridwar, Uttarakhand | Parents move court against son&daughter-in-law, demand grandchildren/Rs 5 cr compensation.
They were married in 2016 in hopes of having grandchildren. We didn’t care about gender, just wanted a grandchild: SR Prasad, Father pic.twitter.com/mVhk024RG3
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The reasons they have given is that they have invested all their life savings in their son, with whom they have paid for his studies as a pilot and even a luxurious wedding. Now, they claim 650,000 dollars (about 618,000 euros) as compensation if a baby is not born within a year.
The Hindu couple have claimed that all This situation has meant a real “mental torture” for them. “We killed our dreams to raise him, we even took a loan of two million rupees for his education. But despite all our efforts, my son and his wife have caused us mental torture by not giving us a grandchild. Society also questions us, causing more pain. They married in 2016 hoping to have grandchildren. We didn’t care about gender, we just wanted a grandson. If we had one to spend time with, our pain would be bearable, “the couple acknowledged to local media.
For his part, the couple’s lawyer, Arvind Srivastava, explained that the motivation to request $ 650,000 responds to the “mental cruelty” of the son.
“They raised him, educated him, made him capable, made him a pilot, which was expensive. They see people in their neighborhood playing with their grandchildren and feel they should have one too. They have demanded the money for mental cruelty. They have tried to convince his son and his wife, but they have not listened to his requests. They are heartbroken because they will die without seeing their grandson”, detailed the lawyer.
The defendant has not yet ruled. In addition, the lawsuit also includes complaints to the family of his daughter-in-law. This type of complaint is quite unusual, but in India the obligation to continue the family line and take care of parents and in-laws has always been very controversial.