Ok, two nights ago before i went to sleep we received a phonecall. The receiver whom i could clearly tell was a lady was in distress and she was crying profusely. She was asking for my parents and since my dad is out of the country, i had to give the phone to my mom. My mom spoke to the lady for around 20-25 minutes, it was clear she met the lady like a few times but even she was surprised to receive her phonecall like this.
Then my mother verified her story from a lot of common friends who said it was true. Anyways this is apparently what happened. There were two brothers, one brother needed money to set up his own business and he asked his elder brother to act as a guarantor for the funds he withdrew from the banks, various creditors for his own business. Now obviously the second brother wanting to help his brother out did not even think twice and agreed to act as his guarantor.
What happened was really sad, the brother who took out the loans has just dissapeared, there is absolutely no trace of him at all. Plus the brother had also committed a massive financial fraud in the company he was employed and just dissapeared without giving them any prior notice of resignation e.t.c. And the other brother (the one who gave the guarantee) ended up facing the music from the creditors. He has been forced to sell of all his properties, assets, even sold his cars, took their children out of college and school, been forced to layoff their servants as they cant pay them anymore, their life savings are depleted. The wife sold all the jewelry and other items. And they still owe people money. The whole episode has taken a toll on the husband's health as well, he apparently has had severe headaches, dizzy spells and chest pains all because of the stress.
The wife has apparently been phoning people around begging for money and at the same time also been applying for Zakat as well.
This entire thing has really depressed me, i mean how low can people fall, i mean how can one brother (Blood) do this to another brother and his family. How long will that money he stole last him? Who is he going to con next time once the money runs out?
This whole scenario just proves you cannot trust anyone at all blindly when it comes to financial matters. Anyways, we and others will try to help the family out as much as they can, i dont think there is much they can do about the brother given that he has just completely dissapeared. But seriously man, LANAT ho aisay bhai pay.