Man threatens to oust wife from his home, court bars his entry

Updated: Feb 19, 2020, 14:19 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Ahmedabad

he wife alleged the man was involved in an extra-marital affair that turned their relationship acrimonious and he threatened to throw her and the three children out of the house.

This picture has been used for representational purposes.
This picture has been used for representational purposes.

Ahmedabad: A metropolitan court in Ahmedabad barred a man from entering his house after he allegedly tried to oust his wife after threatening her. The court order came under section 19 (1) of the Domestic Violence Act after the woman’s complained against the man that he repeatedly tried to throw her and her children out of the house, Times of India reported.

The man Anil Patani from Amraiwadi married his wife in 1994 and lived happily for the next 15 years. The relationship turned sour in 2012, but they still continued to live in the same house. The wife alleged the man was involved in an extra-marital affair that turned their relationship acrimonious and he threatened to throw her and the three children out of the house. As the man owns properties and has an income from agriculture, the woman demanded the court to direct him to give her maintenance.

The man, on the other hand, denied that he tortured her and he also denied having an extra-marital affair. He alleged the woman would beat his mother. He claimed the wife was well and the children, who are adults, are earning. The man also told the court that he is a casual labourer and no longer stays with his wife and children. He said he lives in a house nearby with his mother.

The court accepted the woman's charge and observed that she was 'emotionally hurt' by the man. The court said she could have leveled all kinds of allegations, which she did not do and lived with him and not separately. The court also declared the woman was a victim of domestic abuse and alleged that the man tried to hide his actual income, rejecting his claim to be a casual labourer. The man was ordered to pay Rs 4,000 monthly maintenance to his wife and daughter. The court also ordered the police and the protection officer to arrange for protection for the woman whenever she needs it.

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