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Shami charged with attempt to murder, brother with rape

Mohammed Shami

New Delhi: Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami has been charged with attempt to murder following a complaint filed by his wife Hasin Jahan in Kolkata. Seven charges have been levelled against the India pacer, one of them being attempt to murder by “food poisoning and physical attack”.

A rape charge has been levelled against Shami’s elder brother. Shami has been charged under section 498 A, 323, 307, 376, 506, 328, 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

To make the matters worse for the Indian fast bowler, he has found himself out of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI’s) 26-member annual contracts system. While Shami has rubbished his wife’s allegations, an FIR has been lodged against the cricketer.

An FIR was lodged against cricketer Mohammed Shami on Friday after a written complaint was filed by the fast bowler’s wife.

The FIR has been registered against Shami and his four other family members in Kolkata’s Jadavpur police station under several Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including section 498A, which amounts to cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives.

The cricketer’s wife Hasin Jahan had alleged that Shami abused her physically and mentally and was also involved in several extra-marital affairs.

“We have received a complaint from the cricketer’s wife where she has alleged physical and mental torture by him. We are yet to decide on which sections a case can be started,” Kolkata Police Joint CP (Crime) Praveen Tripathi told reporters.

After meeting Tripathi, Hasin said she has described her ordeal to him and the officer promised proper action in the case.

“I have met the officer and told him everything about how I have been tortured by Shami.

I have also told him about his multiple sexual partners despite being married to me,” Hasin said.

Mohammad Shami denied all allegations levelled by his wife Hasin Jahan and termed it ‘baseless’. Shami said that someone is conspiring against him to ruin his career.

Speaking to a news agency, Shami said, “All allegations are baseless, it does not have any meaning. Cannot say anything about the case till the time I get to know everything. There is some conspiracy behind this, it may be a conspiracy to spoil my game.”

“I tried to contact Hasin but she did not pick up my phone but will meet her soon. The way I am, will stay with her like that forever,” the pacer said.

“I contacted my father in law, he spoke to me very nicely and I think the things will sort out soon,” he added.

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