A couple in India has sued their son for over €600,000 for not giving them a grandchild 1 month ago

A couple in India has sued their son for over €600,000 for not giving them a grandchild

And here's you thinking your family is bad for merely dropping hints about when you are going to start trying for a baby.

If you are getting fed up with the 'gentle' prods about reproducing from your parents or extended family, spare a thought for Indian Shrey Sagar, 35, whose parents are suing him for €625.000 – for not giving them a grandchild yet.

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Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad told the Times of India that they taking their son to court for "mental harassment" after he and his wife have not given the Prasads a grandchild – after six years of marriage.

Payback

The couple is demanding compensation worth nearly €625.000 from their son and his wife – as they claim they have exhausted their savings raising and educating their son – and paying for his lavish wedding.

And so now they simply want payback.

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"My son has been married for six years but they are still not planning a baby," the couple said in their petition filed with a court in Haridwar, India, last week.

"At least if we have a grandchild to spend time with, our pain will become bearable."

Indian parents sue son

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Speaking to the newspaper, Prasad's solicitor said that due to their jobs, their son and his wife are currently living in two different cities, but that the parents' demand is "justified" and that their expectations are "not wrong".

India has a strong joint family system with many generations including grandparents, nephews, aunts and uncles often living in the same household.