(CMR) A retired Indian couple, who love children, are suing their son and daughter-in-law, demanding that they produce a grandchild within a year or pay them 50 million rupees ($675,000).
Sanjeev Ranjan Prasad, a 61-year-old retired government officer, said it was an emotional and sensitive issue for him and his wife, Sadhana Prasad, and they could not wait any longer, NPR reported
“We want a grandson or a granddaughter within a year or compensation because I have spent my life's earnings on my son's education,” Prasad told reporters.
Prasad said the money they seek to recover if there is no grandchild, includes Sagar’s $65,000 pilot training course in the U.S. in 2006, a luxury car worth $80,000, his wedding at a five-star hotel and a honeymoon in Thailand six years ago.
“The main issue is that at this age, we need a grandchild, but these people (my son and daughter-in-law) have an attitude that they don't think about us,” Prasad said.
“We got him married in the hope we would have the pleasure of becoming grandparents. It has been six years since their marriage,” Prasad said. “It feels as if despite having everything, we have nothing.”
“We are not getting love and affection from where we want it the most. I feel very unlucky,” he added.
The court accepted their petition and scheduled it for a hearing on Monday in Haridwar, a city in northern Uttarakhand state.