In a successful defamation case against false allegation of wife, a court in MP has awarded 2 lakh damages to be given to a man who was alleged to be impotent by ex-wife.
Harda (MP): A local court has ordered a woman to give Rs 2 lakh as compensation to her estranged husband for alleging that he was impotent.
District and Sessions Judge Jagdish Prasad Parashar asked Vandana Gurjar to compensate her ex-husband Hemant Chhalotre while delivering his judgement on Monday in a defamation case filed by the latter.
Hemant had argued that Vandana’s false allegation had rendered him “unmarriageable” and sullied his prestige. The duo had tied the nuptial knot nine years ago but separated three months later, after Vandana returned to her parents home following marital discord.
She also lodged a complaint against her husband and in-laws at a police station in Bhopal alleging that they harassed her for dowry and further claimed that she could not have conjugal bliss with Hemant “as he was impotent”.
A police case was registered against Hemant and his parents, but a local court acquitted them of all charges in 2004.
Following this, Vandana filed a petition in a higher court seeking divorce pleading that Hemant was impotent. The court accepted her petition and ordered dissolution of the marriage.
Enraged on the charge of impotence, Hemant filed a defamation case against Vandana on February 10, 2006 seeking compensation.