An Indian man identified as Binod Kumar Shah is being investigated for gambling his wife away before assaulting her for refusing to go with the winner.
Daily Mail reports that the incident took place at Banka in the north-eastern Indian state of Bihar.
Binod Kumar Shah reportedly offered his wife, Chanda Devi, to another man after losing a bet he could not afford to pay.
When he returned home later that evening, he woke up his wife and told her to pack her bags because he lost the bet and the winner was arriving in the morning to collect his ‘winnings’.
In the morning, Shah allegedly assaulted Devi for failing to comply with his order by refusing to go with the winner.
“My husband told me the winner was coming to the house in the morning so I should get ready to leave with him because he lost the bet”, Devi told local media.
The wife then went to the police station to report the incident.
Reacting, a police spokesperson said: “We have registered the complaint and have started the investigation”.
The officer, however, disclosed that Devi has not returned to provide further information and already left the area to live with her parents.