28/03/2016 2:49 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Man Granted Divorce Because Wife Called Him 'Fat Elephant'

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Woman poking man in stomach, mid section

While there are worse ways to get divorced, calling your husband a 'mota haathi (fat elephant)' and punching him in the nuts is pretty much the final nail in any marriage's coffin.

On 22 March, the Delhi High Court upheld a divorce granted by a family court in 2012 to a man who said he was subjected to abuse and cruelty by his wife for being overweight and his alleged failure to satisfy her in bed, according to a report in Hindustan Times.

Justice Vipin Sanghi that such words and behaviour are bound to affect any man's self-respect. "It has come on record that she taunted the respondent for not being able to satiate her sexual desire on account of his being heavy weight. It has also come on record that she not only slapped the respondent but asked him to leave the house. She also caught hold of kerosene can and opened its lid threatening the respondent that she would immolate herself and implicate the respondent and his family in a dowry case," Justice Sanghi said, according to The Times of India.

The husband also alleged that his wife left their home with her jewellery and belongings, and told him to transfer his property in her name if he wanted her to stay a 'devoted wife'.

Reportedly, the wife also hit the husband in his private parts and injured him when he wanted to have sex with her.

“Each of these incidents are grave and weighty matrimonial offences/misconducts by the appellant (woman), which cannot be described as events relating to normal wear and tear of a marriage,” the judge said.

Meanwhile the wife's defence was that the allegations made by her husband were vague. The HC dismissed her appeal and said, "Such events are clearly destructive of the matrimonial bond and would naturally give rise to a bonafide and genuine belief and apprehension in the mind of the respondent (husband) that it is not safe for him to peacefully and mentally continue the relationship."

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