A Delhi court has refused to lessen the maintenance amount of Rs 40,000 for two daughters from their father in a domestic violence case filed by their mother. The court said the amount is not high for maintaining two kids in a city like Delhi.
The Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma dismissed the petition. The man was accused of brutally treating his wife. After the case was filed, a magisterial court ordered him to pay the interim maintenance to his two daughters.
“After going through the order passed by Metropolitan Magistrate and considering financial and economic status of the parties, the amount of interim maintenance as awarded in favor of minor daughters does not appear to me to be on a higher side especially in a metropolitan city like Delhi,” the court said.
“Hence, I do not find any illegality or infirmity in the impugned order calling upon any interference of this court in the exercise of its appellate powers and jurisdiction. Accordingly, the appeal as filed is dismissed being devoid of any merits,” the judge added.