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12:00 AM, June 20, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:12 AM, June 20, 2017

Betting takes another life

Just over a month after a man was killed over betting on an Indian Premier League match in Lalmonirhat, another man lost his life on Sunday night in Jamalpur over a bet on the India-Pakistan final of the ICC Champions Trophy.

This time, however, the man took his own life, jumping under a speeding train after losing a wager of a substantial amount to another youth.

The deceased, Bidyut, 25, was the son of Anisur Rahman of Station Bazar area of Jamalpur. Known as a regular cricket bettor, Bidyut had allegedly waged a handsome amount over India winning the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan.

As it turned out, India, the overwhelming favourites going into the final, lost by 180 runs against their arch-rivals Pakistan at The Oval on Sunday.

Quoting local people, Nasirul Islam, the officer-in-charge (OC) of Jamalpur Government Railway Police Station, said that after India's defeat, Bidyut was supposed to pay up a huge amount of money yesterday.

Having failed to arrange the money, Bidyut killed himself by jumping under the Dewanganj-bound intercity train at the rail-gate level crossing at around 11:00pm, the OC added.

On information police recovered the body, which was in pieces, and had it sent to the Jamalpur General Hospital for autopsy.

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