[Section 498A] Husband forcing wife to accept his extramarital affair, asking money to sustain such affair is cruelty: Madras High Court

The High Court, however, held that the mere act of having extra marital affair will not be sufficient to hold a person guilty of abetment of suicide.
Divorce, Delhi High Court
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The Madras High Court has held that a husband's wilful conduct of having an extramarital affair and then forcing his wife to accept the same and to give money to sustain that affair, will amount to mental cruelty under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code [Dhananchezhiyan vs The State Represented By the Inspector of Police].

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