Bangladesh batsman accused of domestic violence

Hossain's wife Sharmin Samira Usha has accused the Bangladesh cricketer of torturing her for dowry.

Mossadek Hossain. (Asian Age)

Bangladesh batsman Mosaddek Hossain has been accused of domestic violence after he has been torturing his wife for dowry. This is the second Bangladesh cricketer in recent times who has been in the news for the wrong reasons after Sabbir Rahman was warned by the country's cricket board for abusing and threatening a fan on social media. 

Hossain's wife  Sharmin Samira Usha has accused him of torture and filed a case against him with the local authorities, as per reports in Bangladesh media. Consequently, a case has been filed on him for verifying the charges. 

This might come down negatively for Hossain who might lose his place after being in contention for the Asia Cup 2018. 

Mosaddek Hossain's wife Sharmin Samira Usha has accused the Bangladesh cricketer of torturing her for dowry. She has filed a case against him with the local authorities.

Mosaddek Hossain accused of torture by wife Mosaddek Hossain has been accused of torture by his wife | Photo @BCB | Bangladeshi cricketers have been inviting trouble off late by engaging in several off-field controversies. After batsman Sabbir Rahman was warned by the country's cricket board for abusing and threatening a fan on social media, another middle-order batsman Mosaddek Hossain has been caught in a sensational controversy. He has been accused of domestic violence and torturing his wife for dowry. Hossain's wife Sharmin Samira Usha has accused him of torture and filed a case against him with the local authorities, as per reports in Bangladesh media. An investigation has been launched against the cricketer to verify the charges. This could come as a huge set back for Hossain, who is one of the regular members of the Bangladesh team and in contention for a place in the side for the upcoming Asia Cup 2018. 

His wife's lawyer Rezaul Karim Dulal alleged that the cricketer has for long been harassing his wife for dowry. “Mosaddek has been torturing her (Sharmin) for the dowry for a long time. He (Mosaddek) tortured her and drove her out of home for Tk (Bangladesh currency) 1 million in dowry on Aug 15,” she was quoted as saying by BDNews24.

 However in the other side, Hossain's brother has rubbished all the criticism against his brother. He further said that  Sharmin is making false allegations on his brother for money and that the couple has had disagreements between them right from the time of their marriage. “They have been in disagreement since they married. Mosaddek sent her a divorce letter on Aug 15. But she demanded more money than mentioned in the marriage documents as ‘Denmohar’ or dower. She has started the case after spreading false and misleading information as she did not get the money,” Mosabber said.

Mosaddek has played has played 21 ODIs, 8 T20Is and 2 Test matches for Bangladesh so far and has cemented his place in the side owing to his all-round abilities. 

(Inputs from Timesnow News)


By Anshuman Roy - 27 Aug, 2018

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