Kolkata: India pacer Mohammed Shami faces charges of attempting to murder his wife by poisoning her after the cricketer’s wife Hasin Jahan accused him of physically and mentally torturing her and having extra-marital affairs. A First Information Report filed at the Jadavpur police station charges the cricketer and four others with various sections of the Indian Penal Code including an attempt to murder, rape, criminal intimidation and causing hurt by means of poison.
According to the report published in TOI, Hasin’s first husband, Sheikh Saifuddin told that after divorce in 2010, as per court’s order, his two daughters stayed with Hasin. However, after the marriage of Mohammed Shami and Hasin Jahan, girls came back to their father. Saifuddin also informed that his daughters call Shami “papa”.
Hasin’s elder daughter who is studying in class XI said that her classmates are asking about the controversy. They ask questions about “papa” or “Have you spoken to them”, she said. However, she is hopeful of her parents getting back together, TOI reported.
Talking about the controversy, Saifuddin said that he is irritated as people are asking about it. He also hopes that Mohammed Shami and Hasin Jahan resolve the issue.
It may be mentioned that earlier, Hasin had posted screenshots of Shami’s alleged WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger conversations with multiple women on her Facebook account. She also uploaded photos and phone numbers of the women. She alleged that Shami and his family even tried to kill her. “Everyone in their family used to torture me. His mother and brother used to abuse me. The torture continued till 2-3 in the morning. They even wanted to kill me,” she alleged. Shami, who hails from Uttar Pradesh and represents Bengal in domestic tournaments has denied the allegations, saying it was an attempt to derail his cricketing career.
With inputs from IANS