You may not be meeting your parents’ expectations – but hey, at least they’re not suing you!
Apparently a North Indian couple is doing just that, suing their son and daughter-in-law because they have not yet been given grandchildren!
According to reports, Pursuit And Sanjeev Prasad (Above) filed a lawsuit against their son earlier this month, claiming the couple had one child a year or more than $ 600,000 in damages.
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Their legal representative, Arvind SrivastavaSaid in the filing docs CNN:
“They raised him, educated him, enabled him and made him a pilot – which was expensive. They see people around them playing with their grandchildren and I think they should have one too.”
Describing the elderly couple’s frustration, the lawyer explained:
“They said they did not marry (their son and daughter-in-law) so that they could live alone. So they said next year either give us a grandchild or give us compensation.
The lawsuit contains a list of expenses that parents insisted they spent on their 35-year-old son and 31-year-old daughter-in-law, including a car and a honeymoon after the couple married six years ago.
According to APSanjeev told reporters last week:
“The main problem is we need a grandchild at this age, but these people (my son and daughter-in-law) have an attitude that they don’t care about us. We married her in the hope that we would enjoy being grandparents. They have been married for six years. It seems we have nothing in spite of everything. “
The official said he and his wife felt they had not been paid for raising their son, which included about $ 47,000 in shelling for his pilot’s license.
The 61-year-old lamented:
“I have spent my life earning money for my son’s education. We are not getting love and affection from where we want it most. I feel very unlucky. ”
While many would agree that this case is ridiculously problematic, it is noteworthy that caring for elderly parents and carrying the family line is generally considered an obligation for children in India. The country also has a law that allows parents to claim a monthly allowance from their children if they are unable to take care of themselves.
How do you think this case will end?
[Image via ABC7]