Couple sues son, wife for not giving them grandchild ‘to play with’; seek Ksh.75M compensation

Couple sues son, wife for not giving them grandchild ‘to play with’; seek Ksh.75M compensation

  • Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad are now seeking Ksh.75.4 million in compensation in the lawsuit filed on the grounds of “mental harassment”.
  • Sanjeev argues that in 2006 he spent his life savings, Ksh.7.5 million to send his son to an aviation school in the United States.

An Indian couple has moved to court to sue its only son and his wife for not siring them a grandchild despite tying the knot six years ago.

Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad, 61 and 57 respectively, are now seeking USD 650,000 (approx. Ksh.75.4 million) in compensation in the lawsuit filed on the grounds of “mental harassment”, if they are not gifted a grandchild within the next year.

Sanjeev argues that in 2006 he spent his life savings, USD 65,000 (approx. Ksh.7.5 million) to send his son, 35-year-old Shrey Sagar, to an aviation school in the United States.

Sagar returned to India in 2007 but would soon after lose his job, prompting his mother and father to provide for him for the next two years.

Sagar’s parents likewise arranged their son’s marriage to one Shubhangi Sinha in 2016 and footed the bill of the wedding, held at a five-star hotel, as well as honeymoon expenses.

The couple also allegedly gifted the newly-weds a luxury car estimated to be worth USD 80,000 (approx. Ksh.9.2 million).

As such, the elderly couple is of the opinion that their son and his wife should at the very least give them 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.

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