This case pertains to August 31, 2014.
A man, who sought separation from his wife alleging that she was aggressive and autocratic with an insatiable appetite for sex, was granted divorce by a family court. Principal Judge of family court, Laxmi Rao ruled,
Due to respondent’s (wife’s) non-appearance before the court, the petitioner’s (husband’s) evidence remains unchallenged on record. Hence this court has no option but to accept his evidence as it is and he is entitled to a decree of divorce as prayed.
The husband had approached the family court in January 2014, saying that his wife was “adamant, aggressive, stubborn and autocratic” and would pick up quarrels for no reason.
The man, in his petition told the court that she was showing an “excessive and insatiable desire for sex” and harassed him since their marriage in April 2012. He also alleged that she administered him medicines and also forced him to consume liquor.
The husband alleged that she used to force him into having unnatural sex and whenever he tried to resist it, she would abuse him following which he had to succumb to her pressure and persistent demands.
He told the court that he worked in three shifts leaving him very tired, and even then he was compelled to satisfy her ‘lust’, as reported by TOI.
The woman even went to the extent of threatening him that if her demands are not fulfilled, she will go to another man, without caring for his emotions and feelings, the court was told.
Wife Demanded Sex Even After Husband’s Hospitalisation
In December 2012, the man had to be hospitalised for a stomach ache during which she chose to go her sister’s place, only to return after two weeks, the petition said.
Though doctors advised him to stay away from any physical relationship for a while, the wife kept up with her sexual demands, even as his health deteriorated for lack of rest, the petition submitted.
Further he said that in October 2013 he was operated for appendicitis and after discharge his wife insisted that they stay with her sister and even there, she forced him into having intercourse.
Intolerable Situation For Husband
According to husband, his wife even refused to visit a psychiatrist and threatened him against revealing anything to anybody.
In the petition, he said that it was intolerable for him to bear any more atrocities and that he also apprehended danger to his life and limb. He said his wife has made his life horrible with her “cruel behaviour” and her “excessive prank for sex” has made it difficult for him to live together with her under one roof.
Judge Rao allowed the petition and dissolved the man’s marriage.
MDO Note: Wives are not always victims and husbands are not always perpetrators of domestic violence or forced sex. Why should this not be considered as #MaritalRape. If the law is pushed, why should it not be Gender Neutral? Leave your thoughts below.
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