MEIHOUBAM Vs. OKRAM ROBERT @ ANAND SINGH
LAWS(MANIP)-2019-7-10
HIGH COURT OF MANIPUR
Decided on July 08,2019

Meihoubam Appellant
VERSUS
Okram Robert @ Anand Singh Respondents

JUDGEMENT

MV MURALIDARAN,J. - (1.) This Criminal Revision Petition is directed against the order dated 16.02.2018 passed by the Family Court, Thoubal in Criminal (Maintenance) Case No.22 of 2014, thereby dismissing the petition filed by the petitioner under Section 125 Cr.P.C. claiming maintenance of Rs.5,000/- per month.
(2.) The case of the petitioner is that marriage between the petitioner and the respondent was solemnized on 20.02.2013 and after ten days of their marriage, the respondent and his parents started insulting the petitioner. On 27.06.2013, to the surprise of the petitioner, the respondent and his parents started scolding her and blamed her for having illicit relationship with another person and told her to leave the matrimonial home at once. Further case of the petitioner is that after hearing false stories of the petitioner being caught with another male person on the previous night as narrated by the respondent and his parents, the neighbours decided to punish her and the parents were called for. Thereafter the respondent and his parents threatened to kill the petitioner if a sum of Rs.1.50 lakhs was not paid at once by the father of the petitioner. Accordingly, the parents of the petitioner handed over Rs.1.50 lakhs to the respondent and his parents. After receiving the money, the respondent and his parents forced the petitioner and her parents to put their signatures in the paper, which was already drafted without allowing them to read the contents thereof. Thereafter, the respondent and his parents lodged a false report to Thoubal Police Station against the petitioner and based on the complaint, the petitioner was arrested from the residence of the respondent on 27.06.2013. It is averred that after release on bail on 29.06.2013, the petitioner remained at her parental home without any support and help from the respondent and she requires Rs.5,000/-per month for her survival and welfare. According to the petitioner, the respondent was working as rifleman in 2 nd IRB, now posted at Khuman Lampak, Imphal and drawing monthly salary of Rs.18,000/-.
(3.) Admitting that the marriage between the petitioner and the respondent was solemnized on 20.02.2013 under Hindu customary, the respondent filed written statement stating that they lived as husband and wife for some months. It is stated that the petitioner was having illicit relation several times stealthily with one Laishram Surjit Singh while the respondent was at his place of posting. The petitioner and her paramour were caught at night time about half a kilometer from their matrimonial home near Athokpam Arongthong by Meria Paibies, but the said paramour escaped. The respondent was at his place of posting on the said day when the incident occurred.;


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