Man denies that she was his wife.

Bengaluru-woman demands maintenance 50 years after separation invokes 10-year-old law
news Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 09:23

Fifty-years after being separated, two senior citizens fought out a matrimonial case in the Karnataka High Court, invoking a 10-year-old law.

According to Bangalore Mirror report, a woman named Devakumari claiming to be married fifty years ago to 68-year-old Ramachandrachar, demanded maintenance from him under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (DV Act).

However, Ramachandrachar, who is a resident of Chickpet in Bengaluru, denied that she was his wife, but agreed that he was married 50 years ago.

Justice AV Chandrashekara, who heard the case, said that there is nothing wrong in invoking a 10-year-old law in a 50-year-old incident, reported BM.

Devakumari claimed that she did not have any children and her husband had allegedly ignored her as he liked another woman. 

Devakumari, who left her husband after the allegations about the illegal relationship emerged, lived with her father until his death in 2009. She sent a legal notice to Ramachandrachar asking him to let her stay in his house and pay Rs.10,000 per month as maintenance.

On the other hand, Ramachandrachar said that the real Devakumari, whom he was married to, had given up her status as his wife after he sought a divorce in 1968 and she had not objected to it, added the report.

This is an aggregated report from Bangalore Mirror.

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