यदि नात्मनि पुत्रेषु न चेत्पुत्रेषु नप्तृषु |
न त्वेव तु कृतोऽधर्मः कर्तुर्भवति निष्फलः ||
The consequences of one's mis deeds has to be suffered by him, or his children, or his grand children or his great grand children. There is no way that it will go unaccounted for.
- Manu Smriti