Minor Seeks Maintenance From His Mother; Court Issues Her Notice

New Delhi:  A Family Court on Saturday issued notice to a mother with respect to a plea filed by her minor son seeking monthly maintenance. The mother is a nurse at The Indian Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).

The minor petitioner lives with his father who is a junior advocate. Saket’s Family Court judge Pritam Singh issued a notice to the mother of the minor seeking Rs 60,000 per month as maintenance. The matter has been listed on December 9, 2023, for further hearing, according to ANI.

The minor’s father has moved a petition for his son through advocates Abid Ahmed and Mobina Khan. It is stated that the petitioner is 14-year-old and is a Class VIII student in a private school. He was born in December 2008.

It is alleged that the mother is guilty of not only neglecting the minor child but also of abandoning him by throwing him in the open street when the child was only 40 days old.  Since last more than one and half decades neither the respondent has cared for the child nor made any efforts for reconciliation for the welfare of the child, the petition read.  It is also stated that his father is paying a school fee of Rs 11,000 and Rs 40,000 on food, clothing, study material etc. per month. He also pays an insurance premium of Rs one lakh, the report added.

The petition stated that since the nurse had filed a false and frivolous case related to dowry, the minor’s father was mentally upset and unable to work. He spent all the time taking care of the minor child and aged parents.

Notably, the case related to dowry is pending in Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court.

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