KOCHI, November 25: The high court on Friday slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on a youth who filed a habeas corpus petition alleging that he was in love with his teacher and that she was being detained by her parents against her wish.
Maneesh Mohan(27), of Purappuzha near Thodupuzha filed the petition stating that while pursuing B Com at Cooperative College at Thodupuzha, he fell in love with his 27-year-old teacher, but her parents and relatives placed her under detention, when they came to know about the affair. When the case came up for admission hearing before a division bench comprising justices V K Mohanan and K Harilal on November 7th , the court directed police to produce the teacher before the court.
Appearing before the court along with her husband, the teacher told the court that she had no relationship with the student other than as a teacher. The student might have misunderstood due to her approach to students. Though she had been unmarried at the time, she was now married and living with her husband, the teacher informed.
The student claimed that he came to know of his teacher’s marriage only when she said so before the court. Additional director general of prosecution K I Abdul Rasheed submitted that a married woman was unnecessarily dragged to the court by the petitioner.
Following this, the student’s counsel submitted that the demand in the petition was not being pressed. However, the bench ordered the petitioner to pay a fine of Rs10,000 for wasting the court’s time and for causing inconveniences to the parties involved.