A couple in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand are suing their only son and his wife for not giving them a grandchild after six years of marriage.
Sanjeev Prasad (61) and Sadhana Prasad (57), say they used up their savings raising their son, paying for his pilot’s training as well as a lavish wedding.
They are demanding compensation worth nearly $650,000 (about Shs2.3 billion) if no grandchild is born within a year.
According to the parents, they spent all their savings on the son, sending him to the US in 2006 for pilot training at a cost of $65,000 (about Shs234 million).
When the son returned to India in 2007, the father had lost his job and his family had to support him financially for more than two years.
Shrey Sagar, 35, did eventually get a job as a pilot. His parents say they arranged his marriage to Shubhangi Sinha, now 31, in 2016, in the hope that they would have a “grandchild to play with” during their retirement.
The parents say they paid for a wedding reception in a five-star hotel, a luxury car worth $80,000 (about Shs288 million), and a honeymoon abroad.