- Actress Rambha moves court asking legal custody of her minor children
The actress filed the petition under Section 9 of the Hindu Marriages Act. According to Section 9 of the Act, when either the husband or wife withdraws from the other without reasonable excuse, the aggrieved person may go to court for restitution of his or her conjugal rights.
The actress had submitted that she would like to live with her husband, whom she married in April 2010. They have been living separately for some time now.
According to Times Of India, Rambha said she got to know about her husband's earlier marriage during their honeymoon, and after she gave birth to a girl, her in-laws started ill-treating her. The domestic torture increased after the birth of second girl child.
Rambha also said she loved her husband and was keen to keep the family together.
Rambha said in her petition, that she never thought of separating from the family and as her husband was ignoring her and his daughters. He was trying to desert them without any reason. She was constrained to move the court for restoration of conjugal rights."
Her petition also stated, "It is the legal and moral duty of the parents of minor children to provide good education and medical facilities which are very essential for their future. But these were being denied by my husband, which is unfortunate."
The report also said, that her husband has again lapsed into alcoholism, and hence, the custody of the children should be given to her.
As the Presiding Officer of the Family Court, Sivadhanu was on leave, the matter was adjourned to January 21, 2017, for further hearing.
Rambha has acted in many films in several languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
(With agency inputs)
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:43 PM IST