In modern Mahabharata, Muslim
man gambles away wife
Oct 19 (IANS) In a story akin to the Pandavas' tale in the
epic Mahabharata, a Muslim man allegedly staked his wife in
gambling after he had lost his money and possessions to some
people, police said Sunday.
Mokhtar, in his 40s, of Shekhpura town, about 150 km from
here, gambled his wife Shabnam, 35, to four of his friends
was stunned when her husband's friends told her that she would
be handed over to them. "They told me that Mokhtar had
lost me in gambling. It frightened me," she told police.
The men assaulted and abused her when she refused to go with
along with her two minor sons, met Sub-Divisional Police Officer
Rajesh Kumar and sought help. Kumar has ordered an inquiry
into the matter.
the Mahabharata, the Pandavas lost their possessions and kingdom
and finally staked their common wife, Draupadi, in a game
of dice with their scheming cousins, the Kauravas.