In an arrangement that can be truly dubbed as ‘Pati, Patni aur Polygamy’, a man in Gwalior decided to take to make a contract, under which he will marry two women, by dividing 3 days of the week between both his wives. Meanwhile, the understanding wives accepted to give the man Sundays all to himself! The bizarre development was reported from Pati, Patni, Aur Polygamy, and the husband in question works as an engineer in Haryana.
Rather than face jail time for the illegal act of bigamy, the man and his wives have come to an agreement that will allow the three to continue living together. According to a copy of the agreement, the man will divide his salary between his two wives and will spend Monday to Wednesday with one and Thursday to Saturday with the other, with Sunday free for him to do as he pleases. In the event of him breaking the agreement, the first wife can take him to court.
In an unusual agreement, the cunning will now divide his time between the two wives, spending three days of the week with each of them. To ensure peace and harmony, each wife has been given a separate flat in Gurugram.
The only question that now remains is – how will he spend his Sundays?
The Facts of the Matter
Once upon a time, in a land not so far, far away, a software engineer had a small problem. In a country where bigamy was illegal, he ended up marrying women – and had a son and daughter with them respectively. Luckily, his two wives ended up saving him from a heap load of trouble, and agreed to an unusual agreement where they would allow their ‘Pati, patni aur doosri patni’ to continue.
The Bizarre Contract
The story goes that the man, who works as a software engineer in Gurugram, earned a handsome 1.5 lakh a month, owned two flats, and had fathered children with both wives, agreed to split his time and assets equally between them.
He would spend Monday to Wednesday with one wife, Thursday to Saturday with the other, and have Sundays all to himself. The wives even got a flat each, and he would divide his salary between them.
Sundays Reserved for “Me Time”
Now, one might be forgiven for wondering, “What about his freedom?” Well, on Sundays, he was free to live wherever he wanted, as long as he didn’t violate the agreement. If he did, the first wife had the right to drag him to court.
How the Whole Thing Came About?
The whole thing came about after the man’s first wife filed for alimony in a Gwalior family court. According to reports, the court appointed a counselor, Advocate Harish Dewan, to broker a deal between the parties involved.
He explained to the man that while the law regarding bigamy is a bit of a gray area, it is still illegal under section 494 of the Indian Penal Code. The man, who had been avoiding his first wife for some time, finally agreed to the arrangement.
All’s Well that Ends Well
In the end, everyone got what they wanted – the first wife got security for her baby, the second wife got to live with the man she loved for half of a week, and the man got to continue his debate-worthy relationship.
Although, one can only imagine how exhausting it must be to juggle two families, two flats, and the two children.