Lok Adalat asks man to spend equal time with wife and live-in partner

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Lok Adalat asks man to spend equal time with wife and live-in partner
Khandwa (MP): A live-in relationship row has been defused in an unusual way where a man has been ordered to spend 15 days alternately with his wife and woman partner - both staying under the same roof.

An order in this regard to help bring peace in the squabbling family hit by marital discord was pronounced by a Lok Adalat judge.

As per the order issued by Judge Ganga Charan Dube yesterday, the wife and the live-in partner will live under the same roof and share space with the man they love for a fortnight each, following a mutual agreement between them.

The house of the man, who retired recently as a state electricity department employee in Omkareshwar, has three rooms and as per the agreement, he will stay in the middle while remaining two rooms will be occupied by his wife and his woman friend, separately.

"The middle room will have an access to both the rooms and the court directed the man to spend a fortnight each with both of them," said government advocate Ashwini Bhate.

As per the agreement, the live-in partner will also have equal share in movable and immovable properties of the man.

The row arose after the man's wife had filed a complaint with Lok Adalat alleging that her husband spends most of the time with his woman friend and that for the last two years she has begun staying with them at their house.

PTI

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