Drama As Indian Couple Sues Son, Wife For Childlessness
There was a mild drama in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand as a couple sued their only son and his wife for not giving them a grandchild after six years of marriage.
The couple’s plan was to have a grandchild to play with after retirement irrespective of the gender.
The highly unusual lawsuit was filed on grounds of “mental harassment”, but the son and his wife did comment on the issue.
Narrating their ordeal, Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad said they used up their savings to raise their son and pay for his pilot’s training, as well as a lavish wedding.
Prasad said he had sent his son to the US in 2006 for pilot training at a cost of $65,000.
And when he returned to India in 2007, but lost his job and his parents had to support him financially for more than two years. Eventually Shrey Saga got a job as a pilot.
His parents arranged a marriage for him with one Shubhangi Sinha in 2016, hoping that they would have a “grandchild to play with” during their retirement, only to be disappointed.
BBC reports that couple is demanding compensation worth nearly $650,000 (£525,000) if no grandchild is born within a year.