Cricketer Shahdat Hossain’s wife arrested for torturing a minor
4 October 2015, Nirapad News: Cricketer Shahdat Hossain’s wife has been arrested in Dhaka on charges of torturing a minor housemaid. The pacer and his wife had been absconding since a case was filed against them under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act with a police station in Dhaka city last month.
Mirpur Police Station’s OC Bhuiyan Mahbub Hasan said Jesmin Jahan was arrested from her father’s home in Dhakal’s Malibagh on Sunday morning.
On September 9, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) slapped Shahdat Hossain with a temporary ban. Announcing the ban, BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury said the fast bowler would have to stay off all cricket activities until the charges filed against him under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act are settled.
“It’s a sub-judice matter,” he told reporters at a briefing in Dhaka on September 13. He stated that the board had made the decision and the pacer would remain suspended from BCB cricket activities until investigating authorities give a report and the matter is resolved.
Shahdat and his wife Jesmin Jahan went into hiding after being accused of torturing an 11-year-old maid. After the case was started on September 6, BCB CEO Chowdhury dubbed the episode “unfortunate” and said the board was “utterly embarrassed” at Shahdat’s implication in the case. His parents came to the BCB office seeking help on September 8 and 9.
On September 10, BCB Director and Disciplinary Panel chief Sheikh Sohel said Shahdat would not be barred from playing in the national league. He also said the board would not be involved with the matter.
Shahdat last played for Bangladesh national team in May this year. He went off the field after bowling only two balls on the first day of the Mirpur Test against Pakistan. Later, he went under the knife for knee troubles in Australia for which the board spent Tk1.5 million.
When Hossain was in Australia for the surgery, there had been several complaints against him involving a breach of discipline that include missing the doctor’s appointment twice.