"In view of evidence and the allegations made against the character of (the wife), definitely it is a case in which there was a mental cruelty practised on (her)," said the judge. Nilesh Chauhan's plea to release him on a bond of good conduct was rejected by the court, saying doing so would be "misplaced sympathy".
Chauhan and Sheela married in 2002. But soon, they quarrelled as Chauhan accused her of having illicit relations. She later filed a dowry complaint.