Following facts if proved constitute cruelty by wife :-
a) Disrespectful and disparaging remarks by the respondent wife against the appellant-husband would amount to cruelty under Section 13(1) (i-a) of the Act as laid down in Smt. Santana Banerjee Vs. Sachindra Nath Banerjee MANU/WB/0044/1990 : AIR 1990 (Calcutta) 367.
b) The respondent-wife created a pressure on appellant-husband by alleging that she will commit suicide and kill her son and entangle the appellant in a false case would amount to be a cruelty as laid down in Harbhajan Singh Monga Vs. Amarjeet Kaur MANU/MP/0013/1986 : AIR 1986 MP 41.
c) The attitude of respondent-wife abusing the mother in law and making sarcastic remark against the husband before the relatives of husband would amount to be a cruelty as laid down in Rajinder Bhardwaj Vs. Mrs. Anita Sharma MANU/DE/0026/1993 : AIR 1993 Delhi 135.
d) If the wife physically assaults the mother-in-law and abuses her will amount to be a cruelty.
e) The respondent has compelled the appellant to abandon his 75 years old and infirm mother.
f) The respondent has compelled the appellant to live separately in a rented house.
g) The respondent had compelled the appellant to live with her at Delhi after selling off his ancestral house.
h) The behaviour of the respondent-wife made the life of the appellant-husband miserable and it became impossible for the appellant to stay with the respondent for the aforesaid reasons.
Moreover, if the respondent wife wanted the appellant husband to leave his own mother and get separated from his mother so that the respondent wife can live independently, and in that event it would become more torturous for the appellant husband to stay only with the respondent-wife to tolerate such nature and behaviour of the respondent wife.
See para 25 of Sheenu Mahendru vs. Sangeeta (23.05.2019 - UCHC) : MANU/UC/0291/2019
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