Bangladesh left arm spinner Arafat Sunny has got himself embroiled in a legal battle as the Dhaka Court issued a warrant against the cricketer on Sunday. The warrant has been issued in connection with a dowry case filed by a woman who claims to be his wife.
Nasrin Sultana, a 23-year old woman, is the complainant who has accused Sunny and his mother for demanding TK 20 lakhs as dowry on January 23. Nasrin filed another case under the Information and Communication Technology act which led to Sunny’s arrest.
Sunny granted an ad-interim bail on April 6. However, the cricketer got himself in trouble after he failed to attend the court on July 16 for his hearing.
After recording Nasrin’s statement, a Dhaka metropolitan magistrate exempted Sunny’s mother Nargis Akter from the charge and asked Sunny to appear before the court on April 6.
“I am having chikungunya [viral disease] that had attacked the city severely,” Sunny told Cricbuzz on Sunday when his attention was drawn to this.
“I had sent the medical reports to the court but probably my lawyer did not submit it and due to that it happened,” he said.
“I am confident the court will understand my position once the medical report is submitted,” he added.
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In the recent past, former members of the national team Mohammad Shahid, Shahadat Hossain and Rubel Hossain have had police complaints registered in their name for serious misconduct usually revolving domestic violence subjected to a woman.
Shahid had the case file against him by his wife a week ago. She has accused the cricketer of torturing her
Rubel Hossain was detained in 2015 after an actress accused him of rape and claimed to his wife. The charges, however, were later withdrawn and the pace bowler came out clean.
Shahadat Hossain was unfortunate as he had to spend nearly two months in custody last year on charges of domestic violence. Shahadat along with his wife was arrested for torturing an 11-year-old girl maid.
A court later acquitted the couple.