A not so well educated housewife now single [husband has died] entered into a development agreement of a open plot belonging to her husband. The developers initially agreed to pay her merely Rs. 2,00,000/- . Later on they made her a partner in their construction firm having 22% share in the profit. After executing the power of attorney and development agreement she received Rs. 2,00,000/- . However, there is no accounting to profit and loss. Instead, she was offered one flat in the construction. However, the said partners/ developers made no agreement for the said flat. Therefore, she does not have a title to the said flat.
1. In this situation where she is a partner in the construction company and also been allotted a flat as her consideration, can such woman claim to be a consumer and file a dispute in the consumer redressal forum against her two partners claiming herself to be a consumer as well?
2. Are there any relevant citations, on such type of a situation?