Metropolitan Magistrate Monika Saroha ordered compensation for the woman, expressing surprise that the woman, married in 1978 and allegedly turned out of the house by her husband in 2010, did not raise voice against any violence in past 33 years.
"It is little surprising that after almost 33 years of marriage, this is the first time the complainant (woman) has ever raised her voice against any violence being committed by the respondent (man). There is no record of any previous litigation or even PCR calls by the petitioner wife," the court said.
"As he has to maintain himself as well as the woman, he is directed to pay Rs 8,000 per month to her as maintenance," it added, assessing the man's monthly income as Rs 25,000.
In her plea for maintenance, the woman had told the court that she was married in 1978 and continued living with her husband till 2010, when he turned her out after her brothers refused to meet his demand for dowry.