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Two dead after gambling busts by Indian police

TAGs: gambling raid, Indian police

Two-Dead-Indian-PoliceThe gambling world was shocked at the news of poker pro Matthew Casterella’s apparent suicide attempt this week, but whatever his motivations, he made the decision to leap from a bridge into the Hudson River of his own free will. The same cannot be said for a 25-year-old man in Mumbai, who fell to his death from the fourth floor of a building after cops raided a suspected gambling den. In another deadly Indian gambling bust in Kanpur, a 18-year-old man drowned in a river while fleeing police. In both cases, angry locals have turned out to demonstrate against the cops for their heavyhanded approach to what are considered victimless crimes. At least, there weren’t any victims until the police got involved. Read more.

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