Man loses family in gambling, police hunt him

New Delhi: A man betted his family that included his wife and two children in gambling and lost all of them. His wife, however, managed to escape along with one of the children while the man took away the other child who was merely 2-year-old at the time of gamble.

After three years of struggle, an FIR was registered in Lucknow on the direction of a District Court. The gamble had taken place in September 2015, where Mohsin lost his family to Imran in a bet. “I was married to Mohsin in 2011 who worked in Delhi as a daily wager and used to come to Bulandshahar once a month,” said Mohsin’s wife Firdaus (name changed).

“His friend Imran who lived in Aligarh used to come here (Bulandshehar) and they used to party and gamble,” she added. “Imran came to our house in March 2016 with some goons and asked me to go along with him. When I resisted, he threatened to kill all of us,” Firdaus said. Infuriated with his husband’s deeds, Firdaus first divorced Mohsin and started to try to get back his son. “I approached the police many times, but they did not help us citing the issue to be a ‘family dispute'”, she said.

Meanwhile, Firdaus married a man Arif who supported her throughout. “People suggested me to move to the court when they saw my struggle to get back my son,” she said. Finally, the court ordered the police to lodge an FIR. From the time, the issue has been highlighted in media, Imran and Mohsin are not traceable and police are on their hunt.