An overworked family court judge in Tamil Nadu fainted in court due to exhaustion on Wednesday, reported The Times of India.
V Charuhasini of the additional family court was scurrying to finish hearing 335 cases which were listed for hearing for the day. The judge, who also had to shuttle between four courts, fainted around 1 in the afternoon during lunch time.
The TOI report further states,"The crisis had been building up since September 14, when the Madras high court transferred all four family court judges in Chennai. While two of them joined duty elsewhere, one went on leave due to a family emergency . The remaining judge, Charuhasini, was bravely shouldering responsibility of all the four courts alone since October 8, sources told TOI."
A staggering 18,000 cases are pending in the four family courts, adds the report.