India not to intervene in Norway case?

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 01, 2012 18:36 hrs

Oslo/New Delhi, Dec 1 (IBNS): The Indian government sources on Saturday said that it would not intervene in the legal matter that involved an Indian couple, who has been arrested here for scolding their seven-year-old son for wetting his pants, media reports said.

The Indian family also has had troubles with the Norwegian authorities in the past, reports said quoting government sources.

"The sources hinted that there could be wrongdoing on the part of the parents and that the Indian government would not intervene in the case as it is in the Norway court," CNN-IBN reported.

Meanwhile, a judgement in connection with the case might be pronounced on Monday.

The Norway Police Department was quoted as saying: "Indian couple held in Norway for trying to discipline their son charged with gross repeated maltreatment of their child by threats, violence or other wrong."

The prosecution has proposed for 15 months jail term for the mother and 18 months jail term for the father.

Reports said in February, IT professional Chandrasekhar and his wife Anupama´s son Sai Sriram told his teacher that his father had scolded him for bed-wetting and threatened to send him back to India.

Consequently, the school filed a complaint against the couple and the kids were sent to foster care by Norwegian authorities.

After six weeks of investigation, the child services gave the couple a clean chit and the children were reunited with the parents.

In November, Chandrashekhar was given a notice to appear at a local Norwegian court. After the hearing on Monday, the couple was arrested and sent to remand for five days, reports said.

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