It is not every day that you get to see a woman depose against her son. In a rare instance of solidarity,  a mother testified against her son in the court of law and helped her daughter-in-law get Rs. 4 crore as alimony, reports The Times of India.

This happened when a city family court directed Devanand Shivashankarappa Kashappanavar, son of the late former Karnataka minister S R Kashappanavar, to pay Rs 4 crore as permanent alimony to his wife within 60 days. The verdict was pronounced on July 24. Devanand’s mother deposed against him saying he was rich enough to pay a handsome alimony to his wife, reports The New Indian Express.

Marriage with first cousin

According to a report in The News Minute, the petitioner and Devanand (the petitioner's maternal uncle), had married on May 22, 2011 at Hungund taluk of Bagalkot district. The petitioner told the court that Devanand had married her only to respect the late Minister’s wishes, and had an extra-marital affair.

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According to the petition, Devanand stayed at a different woman's house for most of the time. When his wife confronted him, he was allegedly violent towards her and verbally abused her. This was when the petitioner moved to the court for divorce.

In her petition, she mentioned that she was treated like a stranger by her husband, although he was cordial with her weeks prior to their marriage. According to the petitioner and her mother-in-law, Devanand had married the other woman illegally against the wishes of the elders of the family and has a child with the woman.  

Mother deposes son for daughter-in-law

The mother-in-law, who is also the petitioner’s grandmother, said, “Devanand has vast extent of lands, drives a Mercedes Benz SUV costing more than a crore, owns quarry business and is therefore well off. Without performing his marital obligations, Devanand deserted his wife.”

Considering this, the judge was of the view that if an amount of Rs. 4 crore was awarded as permanent alimony to the petitioner, justice would be met with. However, Devanand did not contest the court notice and failed to appear before the court.

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