Guwahati: The family of a man who was a professional footballer was completely shocked when a dispute erupted between his two wives, both of which were unaware of each other’s existence until they came forward to claim his dead body.
Naresh Aula, an employee of Oil and Natural gas Corporation (ONGC) posted in Silchar, Assam, played football representing the PSU and also participated in the reputed I-League and Santosh Trophy, among others.
According to reports, he spoke to his family in Odisha the night before his death and said that he wanted to come back home. However, his elder brother Bishnu Aula had advised him not to come as he would be put under 14 days’ quarantine as soon as he enters Odisha. His family was later informed that the footballer had passed away at a hospital in Silchar.
“When we spoke to the ONGC officials asking them to send my brother’s body to our home, we were told that a woman from Mizoram, named Lal Muan Kui, is a claimant for the body as her name was listed as my brother’s wife in the official records. We were shocked as my brother was already married (since 2012) and has a four-year-old daughter,” said Bishnu.
The family members of the deceased got some hint of the presence of another woman in his life four years ago when his fellow footballers informed the family about it.
“However, he kept dodging our queries. Our suspicion increased when he stopped coming to Odisha one and half years ago citing work pressure,” said his brother.
The family has claimed that they will get in touch with Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan to intervene in the case.