London, Oct 25 (ANI): Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man who fathered seven children with his own daughter in a homemade dungeon, has divorced his wife for not visiting him in prison.
According to the Austrian weekly News, the divorce, which was legally approved a few weeks ago, meant that Rosemarie can no longer draw on her 77-year-old former husband's pension, the Telegraph reported.
According to reports, Rosemarie has not replied to Fritzl's many letters to her.
Fritzl kept his and Rosemarie's daughter Elisabeth, prisoner in the basement of the family house in Amstetten, central Austria, for 24 years, raping her thousands of times.
One of the children died as a baby, while three of the surviving kids were brought to live with Fritzl and Rosemarie.
The other three spent their entire lives in the dungeon, never seeing daylight.
Elizabeth's ordeal ended only in April 2008 when the eldest child, a girl by then 19, fell severely ill and Elisabeth begged Fritzl to bring her to hospital where doctors became suspicious and alerted the police.
The criminal case drew worldwide attention and Fritzl was found guilty in March 2009 of murdering the baby through negligence, as well as of rape, incest and sequestration, and sent to a secure mental institution for life. (ANI)