An Indian couple sue their son because he “still does not plan to have a child” after six years of marriage, reports The Guardian.
So they go to court and demand that he and his wife either give them a grandchild within a year, or cough up almost 650,000 dollars, which is equivalent to over six million kroner.
Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad, as their parents are called, say they used their savings to get and train their son to become a pilot. They must also have paid for a lavish wedding.
Now they want a refund.
Therefore, they want the money
– My son has been married for over six years, but still has no plans to have children. If we get a grandchild to spend our time on, then our pain will be easier to live with.
The parents demand 50 million rupees in compensation for everything the son has exposed them to.
It also includes the cost of the wedding reception at a five-star hotel, a luxury car worth 780,000 kroner, and payment for the couple’s honeymoon abroad, reported Times of India Thursday.
The parents also gave their son NOK 640,000 for pilot training in the USA, only to return unemployed back to India.
– We also had to take out a loan to build our house, and now we are going through many financial difficulties, the couple said in the petition.
The couple’s lawyer, Arvind Kumar, says according to The Guardian that the lawsuit will be heard by the court in North India on May 17.
More common for families to live together
– We also find it mentally difficult for us to live alone.
India has a strong common family system over many generations, and it is often common for children, parents, uncles and aunts, and grandparents to live together.
But in recent years, the trend has changed, with young couples preferring to move away from their parents or siblings.
Or as in this case with the son who chooses to work instead of focusing on having children and staying home.