HC upholds lower court's decision on a divorce petition

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New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today upheld the lower court's order in which it had granted divorce to a man on grounds of torture by his wife.

Justice V B Gupta said it was proved beyond doubt that the wife had tortured the husband and mother-in-law and had filed a frivolous case against him.

Dismissing the appeal of the wife, Lata Verma, the court said the lower court has rightly granted divorce to the husband, Jayant Verma on the grounds of torture. The wife's statements denying the allegations are not consistent, hence, the divorce is upheld.

The case pertains to a couple who got married in 1997 and had a baby in 1998. In 1999, the wife filed a case of dowry harassment against the husband but the latter denied all allegations and filed another petition in the court seeking divorce. The grounds of divorce were that the lady harassed him and his mother by threatning to file false cases.

The man alleged that many a times his wife withdrew money from their joint accounts without his knowledge.

After the lower court granted the divorce on the grounds of toture, the wife appealed the High Court against the lower Court's order and wanted to restore the marriage.

The High court, however, dismissed her appeal and upheld the lower court's order.


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