A 22-year-old man, identified as Mahto Suraj has abandoned his wife, Latila and married his wife’s mother Asha Devi.
Mahto was said to have abandoned his 19-year-old wife, for the mother after she visited them when he was sick.
India Times reports that Asha left her husband who is a factory
worker in Delhi and started living with Suraj and had a court marriage
and a formal temple wedding.
Mahto claimed to have fallen in love with his 42-year-old
mother-in-law when she came to stay with him and his wife in the village
of Puraini in Bihar, in the north-eastern part of India in 2015.
The panchayat ruled that, “The couple is madly in love and there is no reason to separate them.”
However, Mahto is now pleading for the marriage bond to be broken so
that he could return to his former wife, Latila, claiming he had now realized his foolishness.
“I have come to realize my foolishness. I admit I have committed the
mistake, but will never repeat in future. Now, I no longer treat her
(Devi) as my wife, rather, I have started paying her regard as a mother
and an in-law that she is.
“I am on my knees, I’m begging Lalita to take me back home for the sake of our son,” Mahto added
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