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Leaving 3-Year-Old Daughter And ₹100 Cr Wealth Behind, Surat Woman Joins Husband In Monkhood

Their family members will take care of the child.

26/09/2017 10:41 AM IST | Updated 26/09/2017 10:48 AM IST
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Anamika Rathore, a 34-year-old woman from Surat, decided to become Sadhvi Anakar Shreeji just two days after her husband Sumit Rathore became a Jain monk.

Amidst criticism and opposition from various people, the couple renounced Rs 100 crore property and their three-year-old daughter to become monks.

When the couple had first announced their decision a week back, the Gujarat child rights panel filed a complaint against them for leaving their 3-year-old child and had sought a report from the civil administration and the police. In the complaint, concerns were raised about the daughter's future.

The city police commissioner had then called the Jain community leaders and lawyers to discuss the issue after the report was sought. Meanwhile, Anamika had told the officials that her child will "not become an orphan" if she leaves. "My brother and sister-in-law who are issueless have gladly adopted her. My father's family is rich and so is my father-in-law's family," she said.

The Jain community leaders has said that Rathore's family members will take care of the child. The legal formalities for adoption are in process.

"The legal formalities for adoption and custody of the child are being completed by the family members in Neemuch. The child is being taken care by family hence it is not a major issue," Indrachand Kher, a Jain community leader told Times Of India.

On Monday, Anamkia was given 'diksha' by Sadhu Margi Jain Samaj Acharya Ramlalji Maharaj at a function held in Surat.

The couple, who married four years ago, had decided to become monks when their daughter was eight months old and they had reportedly started preparing for it back then.

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