Man sells wife to buy liquor, arrested

Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) An alcoholic has been arrested for allegedly selling his wife to a friend for Rs.25,000 to finance his drinking, police said Sunday.

The incident occurred in June in Akola town, 625 km from Mumbai, in Vidarbha when Pundlik Chavan "sold" his wife Sangita to his friend Ganesh Walode of Madhya Pradesh, police said. The woman's sister lodged a police complaint July 12, after which Chavan was arrested.

However, Sangita told police that she was in a relationship with Walode. After being "sold", she married Walode. Chavan and Walode have been remanded to police custody till July 15.

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