Last month a unique case of divorce plea reached the family court in Uttar Pradesh.
A resident of Meerut district has sought divorce on grounds that his wife, as she fed him only laddoos daily. He alleged that his wife, under the influence of a tantric (shaman), was giving him only the said food throughout the day.
- The couple has been married for 10 years and has three children
- The man approached a family court and said that on the instructions of the ‘tantrik’, his wife gave him four laddoos to eat in the morning and four in the evening. He was not given or allowed to eat anything else in between
- The man said that he had been ailing for some time and his wife approached the ‘tantrik’ who asked her to make her husband eat only the laddoos
- Officials at the family counselling centre were puzzled over the pretext for seeking divorce
A counsellor also expressed,
We can call the couple for counselling, but we cannot treat the woman for being superstitious. She firmly believes that laddoos will cure her husband and is unwilling to accept otherwise.
In another incident reported from Madhya Pradesh, wife approached authorities for divorce since her husband constantly prepared for UPSC exams.