My sister's is an arranged marriage, she got married in Arya Samaj mandir in year 2007 Sept. She was physically and mentally harassed by her husband (who stays abroad for past 10 years ). Since 2008 Feb she was forced to leave her husband'shouse in Delhi by her husband and in laws and since then she is staying with us(,though she filed a police complaint in Nov 2007 when she was humiliated and tortured,). We belong to a middle calss family and stay in rented accomodation, they are very rich and keep on puting pressure for not filing any case against them. My sister has a 3.5 year old daughter. Her husband till date has not paid any money to them.My sister is working in a BPO and earning around 40k and her husband as stated in year 2007 was earning 2 lacs per month(which might have increased in 4 years now).
She doesnt want divorce as of now..just looking for maintenance of self and daughter, as whatever she is earning goes in rent, daughter's eductaion, houehold things etc . Please advice, what are her rights, can she also file for law of conjugal rights, is she entitled for maintenance for self and daughter.
We are really in a bad situation, seek lawyer's help.