Maharashtra HC grants divorce to Nagpur man for wife's low IQ

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Nagpur
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2015 20:05 IST
After the age of 32, the odds of divorce increase by 5% per year. (Shutterstock photo)

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court on Tuesday had granted divorce to a man on grounds of cruelty, upholding the opinion of a psychologist and psychiatrist that it is very difficult to lead a happy married life with a woman who has low IQ.

The psychologist and psychiatrist had stated in the Nagpur family court that an acceptable IQ was 90 and it was difficult to lead a happy married life with someone whose IQ is under 70.

The IQ of the woman in this case is 62. Also, IQ cannot be improved with medication, the psychiatrist and psychologist said.

Along with this, considering other evidence established with regard to cruelty, a family court granted divorce to the man.

The woman, however, had challenged the verdict of the family court before the high court.

But, the higher court also upheld the opinions of the psychologist and psychiatrist as well as the family court’s order and dismissed the wife’s appeal.

The couple had got married on November 27, 2009 in Nagpur.

The woman is from Nagpur while the man is a Chhattisgarh resident.

After marriage, the husband found that the woman was unable to see properly and used to quarrel over petty issues.

On December 22, 2009, after a quarrel, the wife suddenly cracked her fingers and then scratched herself.

She also used to threaten to commit suicide, his petition stated.

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