March 15, 2023: A 28-year-old software engineer from Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior arrived at an agreement with his two wives and divided his time between the two women. He agreed to spend three days of the week with one of his wives and the next three with the other. He is free to spend Sunday with either of the women.
The man also had to provide separate flats to each woman. He has fathered children with both women.
HOW DID THEY REACH AN AGREEMENT?
Advocate Harish Dewan, the counsellor appointed by the Gwalior Family Court in January 2023 to resolve the issue, said that a 26-year-old woman married the man in May 2018. The man worked at a company in Gurugram and the couple lived in the city for two years. They also had a son together.
In 2020, the couple came to Gwalior after the pandemic began and the man started working from home. However, he went back to Gurugram after spending a few days in Gwalior. He did not come back for his wife and child even when the situation improved.
The wife told him that she would come to Gurugram from Gwalior and her family found out that in 2021, the man had married his co-worker from the same company. The second wife also gave birth to a girl.
The woman filed a case in a family court in Gwalior for alimony. The court asked advocate and counsellor Harish Dewan to attempt to reach a compromise before the hearing which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday.
Dewan talked to the man and told him that getting married to another woman without divorcing the first wife is punishable under the Hindu marriage act. The lawyer also told the man that he could also lose his job if the first wife filed an FIR.
The three parties then agreed to reach an agreement outside court. Under the agreement, the man has to spend three days of the week with one of his wives and the next three with the other. He is free to spend Sunday with whoever he chooses.
According to Dewan, the first wife can move court if the contract is violated.
Courtesy: India Today