Elderly Couple Sue Their Only Child Over Failure to Provide Them with a Grandchild


An elderly couple have sued their only child over failure to provide them with a grandchild.

The Indian couple filed a lawsuit against their son and daughter-in-law who got married in 2016.

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Sanjiv Ranjan Prasad and his wife Sadhana Prasad, who live in Haridwar city in the northern state of Uttarakhand, had ‘hopes of having a grandchild’ but after six years of marriage and “failure” to provide one, the couple are seeking compensation of Rs 50 million (around $645,465) if their son and his wife do not provide a grandchild over the next year.

Prasad told The Independent:

“We didn’t care about gender, just wanted a grandchild.”

According to Prasad, his daughter-in-law controls the couple’s finances, which has impacted them having a child, allegedly.

Asian News International tweeted:

‘The parents have demanded either a grandchild within a year or compensation of Rs 5 crores’

The advocate representing Mr Prasad and his wife, AK Srivastava, told the publication:

“The couple has the freedom to not give birth to a child, which is why we are asking to be compensated.”

“The amount is just given the money Mr Prasad has spent on his son’s upbringing… such new cases are important as they lead to the formation of new laws.”

Many Twitter users commented that it was ‘obscene’ of them to expect grandchildren and that it is ‘completely normal’ for people to not want children.




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