In a bizarre case reported from Uttarakhand, a couple has moved court against their son and daughter-in-law, demanding either a grandchild or Rs 5 crore in compensation.
The parents, from Haridwar, said that they invested money in their son’s education. They had to take a loan to build their home and are now financially broke. They have demanded either a grandchild or Rs 2.5 crore each from their son and daughter-in-law.
“They were wedded in 2016 in hopes of having grandchildren. We didn’t care about gender, just wanted a grandchild,” the petitioner, SR Prasad told.
“I gave my son all my money, got him trained in America. I don’t have any money now. We have taken a loan from bank to build home. We’re troubled financially and personally. We have demanded Rs 2.5 crore each from both my son and daughter-in-law in our petition,” Prasad said.
Advocate AK Srivastava, the lawyer of the parents, said that the case portrays the truth of modern society. “We invest in our children, make them capable of working in good firms. Children owe their parents basic financial care. The parents have demanded either a grandchild within a year or compensation of Rs 5 crores,” he said.