Whether the respondent treated the plaintiff cruelly on the basis that she registered various criminal and civil cases, hurled abuses, behaved in an objectionable manner, and made multiple false accusations against him?
Whether the respondent’s behavior substantiates a ground for divorce under Section 13(1)(i)(a)?
To constitute cruelty, the conduct complained of should be "grave and weighty" so as to come to the conclusion that the petitioner spouse cannot be reasonably expected to live with the other spouse. It must be something more serious than "ordinary wear and tear of married life". The conduct taking into consideration the circumstances and background has to be examined to reach the conclusion whether the conduct complained of amounts to cruelty in the matrimonial law.