How IPL Betting Debts Of ₹1.5 Cr Destroyed A Family

In a distressing incident from Karnataka, a family has been shattered by the devastating consequences of IPL betting, leading to a tragic loss and a significant financial downfall.

What Happened: Media reports shared the heart-wrenching story of Ranjitha, a 23-year-old housewife who was found dead in her home. This tragic event unveiled her husband, Darshan Babu’s, dire situation, as he accumulated over ₹1 crore in debt due to his involvement in IPL betting.

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Darshan, who worked as an assistant engineer, was drawn into the world of betting by a syndicate promising quick financial gains. However, his initial victories soon turned into massive losses, compelling him to borrow money at high-interest rates. The financial burden and constant harassment from lenders led to Ranjitha’s demise, leaving behind a young son.

A suicide note found at the scene highlighted the threats from moneylenders, prompting the police to arrest three individuals connected to the case. In his complaint, her father identified 13 individuals and accused them of intimidating and threatening the couple.

As of now, three of the lenders have been apprehended by the authorities. Police affirm that the investigation into the case remains ongoing.

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