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Shami Charged with Attempt to Murder, Torture on Wife’s Complaint

KOLKATA: Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami has been charged with attempt to murder and domestic violence after he wife Hasin Jahan filed a complaint with Kolkata police on Wednesday.

The name of Shami’s brother is also included in the complaint.

According to HindustanTimes report, the sections invoked against Indian pacer include 307 (attempt to murder), 498A (domestic violence), 506 (criminal intimidation), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison), 34 (acts by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 376 (rape).

The last section was brought against Shami’s elder brother.

“My husband’s elder brother, Hasib Ahmad, raped me when I went to my in-law’s place in Uttar Pradesh last year,” said Jahan on Friday morning.

Some sections are non-bailable and carry prison terms of 10 years or more.

“I have been informed by Kolkata Police officers over the phone that they have slapped non-bailable sections against Shami and starting a case against him,” said Zakir Hossain, Jahan’s lawyer.

Shami married Hasin Jahan in April 2014, about two years after they met at a party of the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012. They have a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

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