Shocking! Man loses his wife as stake in IPL gambling

Kanpur: Taking the example set by Yudhishthir in Mahabharata a tad too seriously, a man from Govindnagar area put his wife at stake in an IPL betting game and then proceeded to lose her. This betting game was noticed only when her husband’s fellow gamblers began harassing her, which resulted in her approaching the local police with the help of social activists.

The police have registered a case. The accused is still at large. The police said that after having lost his all money at the share markets, the man put up his wife as a stake in IPL betting.

“The wife said the husband would beat her every now and then and once he even urged her to bring R7 lakh from her parents,” said SHO Govindnagar Ajai Prakash Srivastava.

“Recently, he lost her during an IPL betting game, after which the husband’s fellow gamblers started making rounds of their house. They began harassing her on the phone too. Sensing trouble, she finally lodged a complaint against her husband on Friday,” the police said.

“The case is really shocking. We have received the complaint from the woman and have registered an FIR against her husband. We are now looking into the allegations made by her and investigations are on to understand the exact circumstances behind the crime,” Srivastava said.

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