Mumbai, April 15: A sessions court in Mumbai ordered a son and daughter-in-law of a senior citizen couple to move out of the house over the domestic violence complaint submitted by them. The complaint was filed by Malati and Shridhar to Mazgaon metropolitan magistrate court in 2017.
The elderly couple wanted the court to put a restrain on their son and daughter-in-law from entering the house and vacate it as they were being subjugated to domestic violence. The magistrate court gave restraining orders to Sonali, the daughter-in-law and her husband. The court further asked the accused to continue with the interim relief till the case was disposed of.
The order was challenged by Sonali saying that it was passed in her absence. She also asked for some time as her husband just bagged a job and they had a daughter to support. Later, Sonali asked the court another extension to allow her to stay in the house till her daughter’s result was announced. Reportedly, the court denied her the extension saying, “It appears to me the appellant has no intention to comply with her own words given to the court and she is protracting the matter.”
Also, Sonali Sawant was asked to pay Rs 30,000 for the three-month extension granted to her by the court earlier to stay in the house. Sonali made her appeal in the sessions court, though her appeal was dismissed by the court. “It is the responsibility of the appellant (Sonali) and her husband to take care of their elderly parents. Instead, they are forced to face court proceedings in their old age,” the court, as reported by a newspaper, said.
The court has claimed to have given notices to Sonali and her husband. Despite that they had not appeared before the court.