Man gambles away his daughter in Indian poker game

Man gambles away his daughter in Indian poker game

Thursday, 24 September 2009

We’ve all heard of players who have made reckless bets with completely overstretched bankrolls but surely nothing can match the madness that must have overcome India’s Ismail Sheikh who used his 18-year-old daughter as a raise.

According to The Times of India, Sheikh had already lost all of his cash in the game but insisted on carrying on playing, using his daughter as collateral. He lost the game to someone revealed only as Mustafa, who according to Satyajit Bandhopadhyay, a police officer investigating the case “walked away with the girl”.

When neighbours found out what had happened they mounted a rescue mission and eventually found the traumatized girl.

Sheikh, who is said to have alcohol as well as gambling problems, has been thrown out of his family home. Police in West Bengal are investigating.

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