An undertrial in a murder case, who was sent to jail eight months after his wedding in 2008, on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking interim bail to consummate his marriage and have a child “so that his wife could lead a happier life while he is in prison”.
Justice Mukta Gupta sought the government’s response by May 7 on Tyagi’s plea seeking interim bail for 45 days “to consummate his marriage and attain fatherhood, as right to become parent/father/mother should be read as part and parcel of Article 21 of the Constitution.”
Sandeep Tyagi, a former CRPF personnel, had married on February 1, 2008 but got embroiled in a kidnap-cum-murder case on October 25 same year and since then he has been lodged in a jail here.
Twenty-eight-year-old Tyagi, in his plea, said that his wife is alone at home in his absence as their love marriage was not approved by their parents and a child would help her to lead a happier life. “The plight of young woman, whose husband is in jail and parents and in-laws not in talking terms with her, can best be understood by a woman,” the petition said.