Supreme Court of India
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The Supreme Court acquitting a man accused of abetting her wife's suicide is the latest among a series of bizarre cases which should never have ended up in court in the first place. This one from Gujarat fits the bill perfectly.

Having conveyed to her sister that she would be leaving her marital home because of a failed marriage, the woman subsequently took her own life by consuming poison, reports The Times of India.

The apex court however ruled that simply being in a relationship outside marriage did not amount to cruelty unless some act had been committed to that regard. The man was thereby acquitted.

Last month, the Bombay High Court refused to grant divorce to a man who claimed that his wife's frequent visits to pubs led to the neglect of their son. However the court ruled that it was not a strong enough case of cruelty, hence there was no justification for ending the marriage.

In yet another instance, a Mumbai-based gentleman last year was actually granted divorce from his wife by a family court because of her unreasonable demands for sex. The victim claimed that his wife was "adamant, aggressive, stubborn and autocratic" when it came to satisfying her sexual appetite and he feared for his life at times.