Indore, Jan 28: A local family court has ordered a man to provide Rs 7,000 per month as maintenance allowance to his 17-year-old daughter, born out of his live-in relationship with a 48-year-old woman.
Judge Paro Raijada in the interim order passed yesterday asked Ramesh Verma (52) to provide the monthly financial help of Rs 7,000 to the girl, whose mother had approached the court.
"My client and Ramesh Verma were in a live-in relationship from the year 1992 to 2012 and a girl was born to them in 1999," the petitioner's counsel Manish Yadav said.
He said Verma took care of all the financial needs of the mother-daughter duo till 2012. However, he became indifferent to them after that, following which the aggrieved woman moved the court seeking maintenance allowance.
The application was filed under Section 125 of the CrPC, he said. "Earlier, the respondent denied that the girl was born out of the live-in relationship.
But a DNA test carried out on him upon the court's order proved that he was the biological father of the girl," he said. The appellant too had sought maintenance allowance from Verma, but the court is yet to take a call on that, he added.