The discovery was made after a period of relationship troubles between the woman and her husband
An Indian woman has been caught urinating in her in-laws' teapot and admitted to do it every day for a year.
Rekha Nagvanshi, 30, was squatting over the teapot when her mum-in-law walked into the kitchen and spotted her.
According to AU News, a friend of Rekha, Alia Kohli told reporters Rekha was an independent woman who resented the influence Deepak’s parents exercised over their day to day lives.
"She said her husband treated her like a slave and eventually she decided she’d had enough,” Alia said.
"But after moving out he begged her to go back for the sake of their four-year-old daughter."
Rekha and Deepak struck a deal in which the husband would take over responsibility for the dishes and, among other duties, rubbing his wife’s feet.
But when Deepak’s parents found out they moved in to put an end to it.
And that’s when Rekha took matters in her own … hands.
“Rekha is strong-minded and likes to be independent and the thought of being dictated to by his parents was just too much for her,” Alia told reporters.
"So I guess that’s when she decided to start doing what she did and urinating in their tea."
If Suraj, 60, and her husband Ajith, 55, were upset with their daughter-in-law before, the relationship plumbed new depths when Suraj walked into the kitchen and found Rekha allegedly squatting over the tea pot.
"We used to go and visit them once or twice a week and although we knew she didn’t like us we had no idea she was doing this,” Suraj said.
"She always smiled and offered us tea and we accepted but one day I went into the kitchen and found her urinating into the teapot."
The arranged marriage between Rekha and Deepak is now believed to be back on the rocks and Suraj and Ajith are demanding police step in to punish their daughter-in-law.
“You cannot urinate into someone’s tea for a year and get away with it - We want justice,” Suraj said.