Having a flutter this weekend? Well, if you must, just remember your limits. Don’t be like Binod Kumar Shah who lost his wife during a gambling session. To make matters worse he then assaulted her when she refused to go!!
The bizarre incident took place in Banka district of Bihar earlier this week. Details have only know emerged as the police have got involved after the victim reported the matter to them on Tuesday.
According to the complaint, the woman was asleep in her room on Monday night when her husband Binod Kumar Shah woke her up to inform that he had lost her to a villager after gambling and that she would have to go with the winner.
“He (husband) told me the winner would arrive at home the next morning and so you should get ready to go with him since I have lost you in the game,” the woman identified as Chanda Devi reportedly told the police.
The woman alleged her husband thrashed her badly when she refused to go the next morning.
The winner had reached her house to take her away on Tuesday morning. The woman has now registered a case with the police, demanding action against her husband.
“We have registered the case and have begun an investigation,” said a senior police official Kumar Sunny in charge of the investigation.
The police official said she had asked the woman to come to the police station for further inquiry but she didn’t arrive. “We were informed the woman has left for her parent’s home,” the police official said.
This is not a first for the village. A few months ago a woman had lost a bet placed on herself and left her husband to go with the winner. The woman from Teldiha village in Bihar’s Banka district had been gambled away to a local villager Bambholi Yadav during the annual gambling fair during Diwali. Subsequently, the victor hugged her in full public view before taking her to his house where she stayed for two days.
She was finally rescued and sent to her husband after two days following intervention by fellow villagers. The woman who was known as an ace gambler. She had been winning cash every year during the gambling fair but her luck ran out and she ended up losing. The amount lost was Rs7,000 after her initial winning streak. Eventually, she placed herself on the bet after losing all cash and lost to the villager.