[Section 125 CrPC] Able-bodied husband duty-bound to maintain wife, child even by doing physical labour: Supreme Court

Husband, being an able-bodied man, is obliged to earn by legitimate means and maintain his wife and the minor child, the Court said.
 Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Bela M Trivedi
Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Bela M Trivedi

The Supreme Court recently held that an able-bodied husband is duty-bound to maintain his wife and minor child even by doing physical labour and he cannot shirk that responsibility saying he has no source of income [Anuj Garg and Another v. Deepak Kumar Garg].

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