The Delhi High Court recently granted divorce to a man holding that his estranged wife’s false allegation of illicit relation between him and his widowed sister-in-law amounted to cruelty.

The husband had inter alia alleged that his wife was extremely suspicious of him, and often abused him for the same reason. The wife had vehemently opposed the assertions, and had pressed the same contentions of her husband having an extra-marital affair with his widowed sister-in-law.

The Court however opined that the allegations were in fact false, and observed, “This Court agrees with the finding of the learned Trial Court that the respondent/wife has failed to prove any illicit relationship between the petitioner/husband and his widowed sister-in-law… which clearly amounts to cruelty”.