Pramod Kumar, who hails from Jharkhand's Dhanbad district, was married in April this year at Jogtiyabad village in Girididh district. The morning after the wedding, when he asked his in-laws where the toilet was situated, they handed him a pot and showed him the way to the field.
Mr. Kumar was embarrassed by the incident, and forbade his wife visiting her parents until they constructed a toilet. He also refused to visit them himself.
"My son-in-law is unhappy with us as there is no toilet in our house," said Mr. Kumar's father-in-law Jageshwar Paswan. "I have made up my mind to construct a toilet so that he can come to my house."
Campaigns by celebrities like Vidya Balan and movies like Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha have also drawn attention to the importance indoor toilets hold for women. They have also inspired action, with some women refusing to marry men who did not have toilets in their homes.
The case of a man refusing to go to a house without a toilet, however, seems unique so far.