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Man takes away friend’s wife, marries her as he could not repay loan of 500

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On Tuesday a man was on a dharna at the Deputy Commissioner’s office with an unusual demand – he wanted his wife back from his friend who allegedly abducted her and married her as he could repay the loan of Rs.500.

Basavaraj and Ramesh, waiters in a restaurant in Shahpur Belagavi, were close friends and often helped each other during their tough times. Basavaraj’s wife was also employed in the same restaurant where both the friends worked and Ramesh came in contact with her there. They have a three-year-old daughter.

Due to some financial crunch, Basavraj had borrowed Rs.500 from Ramesh but could not repay.

Basavaraj not only alleged that Ramesh took away his wife, but also accused him of abandoning his own wife. Ramesh is already married but has reportedly sent his wife to her parents’ house.

According to Basavaraj, he did try to convince his wife over the phone to come back but she refused.

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