New Delhi: A tailor has been directed by a
Delhi court to pay three-fifth of his earnings -- Rs 3,900 -- as monthly maintenance to his estranged wife and two minor
Metropolitan Magistrate Vandana Jain asked Jagjit Singh,
also working as a property dealer, to give alimony to his
wife and his minor children, who were mercilessly beaten up by
the husband and his family members and were thrown out of the house at Vinod Nagar in East Delhi in March 2009.
"...I am of the view that the family cake is to be
divided into five portions, out of which two portion is to be
retained by the earning spouse and remaining three portions
are to be divided amongst three petitioners (woman and her two
minor daughters)," the court said.
The court`s order came on a plea filed by the woman who
said she was an unemployed lady and was unable to maintain
herself and her minor girls, who are school going children.
Observing that the man has no other liability apart from
maintaining his wife and his minor daughters, the court said,
"Keeping into account the observations made above, respondent
(man) is directed to pay maintenance to petitioner no 1
(woman) Rs 1,300 per month till the date of re-marriage
or for life time and to his minor daughters Rs 1,300 each per
month till attaining majority or till the time law otherwise
The couple got married in 1999 at Arya Samaj Mandir in
West Patel Nagar here, and two daughters were born in June
2000 and April 2002 respectively, the woman said.