The appellant Yusufpatel, hailing from north Karnataka, had married Ramjanbi in July 2014 in Bengaluru as per Sharia law. Shortly after that, he contracted a second marriage and his second wife gave birth to a child. Subsequently, Ramjanbi filed a suit seeking dissolution of marriage on the grounds of cruelty and desertion, alleging that her parents were manhandled by Yusufpatel and his parents.