A 24-year-old woman has approached a family court after she lost several Ludo games to her father in Bhopal city of India.

As per the details, the young woman, her two siblings and their father, used to play the game during the coronavirus lockdown. After losing a few games, she developed bitterness against her father, which increased over a period of time and the family had to seek counselling sessions for her.

“Nowadays, children are unable to endure defeat which is why such cases come up. They need to learn to accept defeat which is as important as winning,” family court counsellor Sarita Rajani told an Indian news agency.


“A 24-year-old young woman had come to us and said that when she was playing Ludo with her siblings and father, her father killed her token (goti) and she felt it was a breach of trust. She said she had trusted her father a lot and didn’t expect to be defeated by him,” she added.

Rajani told that the girl has said that she lost respect for her father and even felt hesitation in calling him “father”. She said the father-daughter relation was better earlier and only the board game defeat led to the crisis. 

“She has been counselled four times till now and the situation is improving. We will find a positive solution,” she added.

Rajani added that the girl did not share her feelings with her family and decided to seek counselling about the matter.

She said the young woman is currently pursuing her studies and does not have a mother. The girl is the youngest of three siblings.