An Indian couple sued their son and his wife for not giving them a grandchild despite marrying six years ago.
Sanjeev 61 and Sadhana Prasad 57, are now asking for a compensation of Ksh.75.4 million (USD 650,000) in the lawsuit filed on the grounds of “mental harassment”, if no grandchild is sired within the next year.
According to Sanjeev, he spent his life savings of USD 65,000 in 2006 to send his only son, 35-year-old Shrey Sagar, to study aviation in the United States. After schooling, Sagar went back to India in 2007 where he later lost his job. During the two-year period of joblessness, his parents provided for all his needs.
In addition, Sanjeev and his wife Sadhana arranged their son’s marriage to his current wife Shubhangi Sinha in 2016 and footed the entire bill of the wedding, held at a five-star hotel, as well as their honeymoon expenses.
Likewise, the couple also allegedly gifted the newly-weds a luxury car estimated to be worth Ksh.9.2 million (USD 80,000).
As such, the Indian couple is of the opinion that their son and his wife owes them at the very least a grandchild to “play with” during retirement.
“My son has been married for six years but they are still not planning a baby. At least if we have a grandchild to spend time with, our pain will become bearable,” Mr. Prasad told The Times of India.
The case will be mentioned on May 17, 2022.