Norway custody row: Ind to back off after family feud erupts

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Oslo, Mar 21: The custody row of the Norway children took a turn for the worse after the father Anurup Bhattacharya alleged that his wife suffered from psychological issues and that he is likely to separate from his wife soon. The matter has put the Ministry of External Affairs and the Norwegian counterparts in doldrums, besides the bitter custody battle is in jeopardy.

The Indian government is most likely to back out from the case since they do not want to get their hands dirty with family troubles.

Latest reports also suggest that the paternal uncle who was appointed the guardian in charge of bringing the children back to India has backed out from the responsibility. The parental feud is likely to have serious repercussions on the fate of the children who are currently under the care of foster parents.

The custody battle was slowly turning into a diplomatic tussle when the new developments derailed the strength of the parents' argument. The Indian ambassador in Oslo will now ask Sagarika and Anurup Bhattacharya if they really want the children to be returned to India.

The parents' lawyer has been quoted as saying to a media channel, "There is tremendous pressure on the family. There have been some issues for which we need to sit down together. We are not being able to come to a joint solution. There were a lot of documentation required which has not been done so the hearing on Friday would be postponed."

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