Cricketer Shahadat charged with torturing house help
22 February 2016, Nirapad News: National cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife face trial on charges of torturing their underage house help following their indictment by a Dhaka court.
The Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal- 5 framed the charges against the two on Monday and fixed Mar 22 for hearing witnesses’ testimonies, according to a news agency report.
The couple, now on bail, appeared before the court during Monday’s hearing.
In September last year, Hossain filed a complaint with the police, claiming his house help had gone missing.
But hours later, the 11-year-old girl surfaced to accuse the cricketer and his wife of subjecting her to regular torture.
Police said one Khandkar Mozzamel Haque found the girl at Mirpur and took her to the local police station. Haque later filed the case.
The next day, Hossain surrendered in the court of the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate, which rejected his bail plea and sent him to prison.
On Dec 1, the same court granted bail to his wife.
On Dec 8, the High Court granted Hossain bail until Mar 31, 2016.
The fast bowler last played for Bangladesh in May last year against Pakistan. He went off the field on the first day of first Test with a leg injury.