Published On : Wed, Aug 19th, 2015

Wife’s low IQ can’t make Happy Married Life : HC

Nagpur: It is very difficult to lead happy married life with wife having intelligence quotient (IQ) below than limit. This opinion of psychologist and psychiatrist was upheld by the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court and ordered divorce granted to husband on the grounds of cruelty valid.

The general intelligence quotient is 90 and it is very difficult to lead happy married life with person with intelligence quotient below than 70. The wife in this case has 62. Since intelligence quotient is very low, there can be no improvement by medication, stated psychologist and psychiatrist in Nagpur family court. Along with this, considering other evidences established in regard of cruelty, family court had approved divorce to the husband. The wife had appealed against this decision in the high court.

The court also upheld opinions of psychologist and psychiatrist, upheld family court”s order and dismissed wife”s appeal.

Manavi and Manav (names changed to hide identity) got married on November 27, 2009 in Nagpur. Manavi hails from Nagpur while Manav is resident of Chhattisgarh. Post marriage Manav found that Manavi was not able to see properly. She used to quarrel every day over petty issues. On December 22, 2009, after entering into quarrel, she started breaking her fingers mysteriously and started scratching self with fingers.

During honeymoon”s party, she relieved herself in cloths. She used to move without cloths in bedroom and staying alone. She used to threaten to commit suicide. After it became impossible to stay with her, Manav filed divorce petition in the family court. His petition was approved on May 15, 2013 by the family court.

No to accept mentally-ill
The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court refused to accept that Manavi as mentally-ill. Family court had stated in the decision that it was not proved that Manavi was mentally-ill. The appeal filed by Manav against this in the high court was dismissed. Psychiatrist had given opinion that there was no need to send Manavi to mental hospital.

Manavi unable to prove claims
Manavi had filed written reply refuting all allegations made by Manav. She had claimed that Manav wanted to marry another girl and was thus making false claims. But she failed to prove her own allegations. Similarly, she accepted that Manav used to love her and some objectionable incidents told by husband were true.