Wife moves court after finding husband is gay

January 25th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Like every newly wed, Radha (name changed) too had visions of leading a happily married life. But in just a few months, her dreams were shattered when she found out that her husband was having an affair with his best friend - a man.When she confronted him, her husband Rahul (name changed) refused to break his relationship and instead shunned her.

A heartbroken Radha went back to her parent’s house, where she gave birth to a girl. She was married in 2004.

Thinking that the birth of the child would change things between them, Radha met her husband for a reconciliation. But Rahul, who is in his late 20s, refused to accept her and the child. Seeing their daughter, he said: “I hate girls.”

Now, Radha is fighting a case against her husband for alimony and hopes for an early relief.

A city court will hear her plea next month.

In her petition, she said that she married Rahul in 2004 and they were living happily for some time. But she soon realized that her husband was not showing any interest in her and used to enjoy the company of his friend Imran (name changed).

When she complained to Rahul about this, he told her bluntly that he doesn’t like women and asked Radha not to interfere in his life.

When she objected to Imran’s presence in the house, Rahul thrashed her and threw her out. Radha was pregnant at the time.

Radha went to her father’s house and started living there and gave birth to a girl.

Fed up with her husband’s behaviour, Radha filed a complaint against her husband in 2008 asking for maintenance.

Hoping for a patch-up between the two, the court last year referred the case to the mediation centre, which aims to counsel couples so that the case can be settled out of court.

The counsellors at the centre, however, came to the conclusion that the couple could not live together and transferred the case to the family court on her plea as Rahul refused to accept Radha and the child and turned down the offer to pay her monthly allowance and end his relationship with Imran.

Rahul and his elder brother were in a business together, but Rahul quit and started a small business with Imran.

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