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Koduthi Vs. Madu - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectFamily
CourtChennai
Decided On
Judge
Reported in(1883)ILR7Mad321
AppellantKoduthi
RespondentMadu
Excerpt:
hindu law - lingaits--custom in wynaad--widow marriage. - charles a. turner, kt., c.j.1. the judge finds, as a question of fact, that by custom among the lingait goundans of the wynaad a woman who, after her first husband's death, contracts what is known as an odaveli marriage with another husband, ceases to inherit her husband's estate. there is evidence to warrant this finding and we cannot interfere with it.2. the petition is dismissed.
Judgment:

Charles A. Turner, Kt., C.J.

1. The Judge finds, as a question of fact, that by custom among the Lingait Goundans of the Wynaad a woman who, after her first husband's death, contracts what is known as an odaveli marriage with another husband, ceases to inherit her husband's estate. There is evidence to warrant this finding and we cannot interfere with it.

2. The petition is dismissed.


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