Upset over losing 8-lakh cricket bet, Ludhiana man hangs himself

Ludhiana police register an abetment to suicide case against a bookie, who had allegedly threatened the 31-year-old victim to pay up
Police said the victim has requested the bookie to allow him to pay the money in instalment, but the latter did not permit it. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police said the victim has requested the bookie to allow him to pay the money in instalment, but the latter did not permit it. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 02:22 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Unable to pay a bookie 8-lakh, which he had lost in cricket bets, a 31-year-old man hung himself at his house at Baba Than Singh Chowk on Monday.

The accused, Rubal of Amarpura, had come to the victim’s house one week ago and threatened him, the complainant said. Chats have revealed that the victim had asked to be allowed to repay the money in instalments, but the accused was reluctant.

The victim, who sold mobile phones for a living, is survived by his widow and six-year-old daughter. Assistant sub-inspector Jagdish Raj, who is investigating the case, said Rubal had been booked under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.

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