In India, an elderly couple is suing their son and his wife for failing to provide them with a grandchild.

Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad claim to have spent all of their savings on their pilot son’s education and an extravagant wedding. They now seek retribution.

“My son has been married for six years but they are still not planning a baby,” the parents said in their petition filed with a court in Haridwar last week. “At least if we have a grandchild to spend time with, our pain will become bearable.”

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Thy are seeking a compensation of more than Rs one crore, twenty five lakh from the couple if they are unable to have a child within the next year.

The parents spent $65,000 (12532734.50 PKR) to get their son trained as a pilot in the US only for him to return to India unemployed. Mr Prasad claims that he is suing his son because he married in 2016 with the “hopes of having a grandchild.” He also claims that his daughter-in-law and her family have financial control over his son and have prohibited them from having a kid.

“We also had to take a loan to build our house and now we are going through a lot of financial hardships,” the couple said in their petition. “Mentally too we are quite disturbed because we are living alone.”

Mr Prasad and his wife are seeking compensation for financial and emotional losses, according to AK Srivastava, the lawyer representing them.

“The couple has the freedom to not give birth to a child, which is why we are asking to be compensated. The amount is the money Mr Prasad has spent on his son’s upbringing,” said their lawyer.