Man sells wife to feed alcohol habit

Man sells wife to feed alcohol habit

INDIA - A man had allegedly sold his wife of six years to some people for Rs200,000 (RM10,474, S$4,058) after he lost all his money to alcohol, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The group of people then gang-raped and tortured the woman who was taken from her home in Bulandshahr district, about 30km from Delhi, North India.

The incident came to light on Friday when the victim, from Sultanpur, narrated her nightmare to the police.

She said her husband, who is from a wealthy family, lost everything after indulging in alcohol. He sold her to five people for the sum.

The men, the victim said, injected her with a sedative and she woke up in an isolated place. She was raped repeatedly over two days and was beaten when she fought back.

The men told her they had paid money to have her and she would have to follow their instructions like a slave.

On Dec 5, the victim escaped from her captors and made her way to her parents' home.

Her family had paid a handsome dowry during her wedding but all the money had been spent by her husband on alcohol.

His huge tract of land was also sold due to his habit and when he did not have anything else to sell, he turned to his wife.

Police are looking for her husband and five others who have since disappeared.

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