Adultery does not pay.
Tiger Woods found out the hard way. And now, a city court has ordered a playboy husband to pay his wife Rs 2 lakh in compensation for cheating on her for most of their married life.
Also, he has to pay her house rent as they’ve been living separately since 2006.
“The man has caused insult to his wife by having adulterous relations with various women and enjoying expensive holidays across the globe with them,” the metropolitan magistrate ruled. “He left his wife with the onerous duty of taking care of two school-going adolescent daughters.”
Laviral, a south Delhi businessman, and Sheila (names changed on request) married in 1993. When she found out about his philandering, she moved court seeking damages under the Domestic Violence Act. She also submitted evidence to back her claim — airline tickets, photocopies of hotel bills from his trips abroad, from as far back as 2002.
She alleged Laviral had affairs with numerous foreign women and travelled the world lavishly with them. She also accused him of paying a monthly rent of Rs 34,000 for a one year while he had a live-in relationship with one woman.
Laviral claimed the trips were business-related but failed to prove it in court.