Yes, an Indian man loses his daughter in a card game. Can you believe it? And no, it wasn’t strip poker. Read more about this bizarre story here.
Ismail Sheikh, who resides in a West Bengal village in New Delhi, put up his 18-year-old daughter as collateral during a card game after he ran out of money. He didn’t have a winning hand, and because of it, the man loses his daughter in the card game.
The young girl of course objected, but the winning gambler dragged her out of her village, no doubt she was kicking and screaming the whole way. Can you imagine? Makes me sick thinking about it. When word spread of Sheikh’s daughter’s fate, the villagers rallied together to rescue the poor girl. She was later found and obviously she has been traumatized by what happened to her, so much so that she has remained secluded in her own home. I certainly don’t blame her. It has been reported by several sites that Sheikh is a compulsive gambler and reportedly has a drinking problem. Family members have since thrown Sheikh out of their home. Police are said to be investigating the incident.
Although gambling in India is illegal, several underground “dens” are in operation. Villagers will often visit in the hopes of winning some much needed money for their family.
What do you think of this story, readers? I find it quite disturbing, and I’m sure if you are a compulsive gambler and have a drinking problem on top of it, then your sense of ‘what’s right from wrong’ is certainly distorted. Hey, I’m not making excuses for him, I’m just sayin’…I still find the whole thing utterly absurd. Tell me your thoughts in the comment section plus I’ve put up a video related to the story below.