Bangladesh’s World Cup squad member Rubel Hossain behind bars over rape allegations

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Bangladesh’s cricketer Rubel Hossain, who is also a member of Bangladesh’s World Cup squad, was put behind the bars Thursday after being remanded in custody over allegations that he raped an actress.

An FIR filed against Rubel Hossain after a 19 year old girl Naznin Akter lodged a complaint with police that the fast bowler had backed away from an earlier pledge to marry her after having a months-long “intimate affair”.

Naznin told the court that she would be prepared to withdraw the case if Rubel agrees to marry her.

Rubel Hossaid, however, has rejected the accusations of rape or making a marriage proposal, saying Happy was trying to “blackmail” him. He also ruled out marrying the actress.

A magistrate in the capital Dhaka delivered the order after 19-year-old Naznin Akter Happy lodged a complaint of “rape” and a “false promise of marriage” against the cricketer in December 2014.

Rubel has played 22 Tests for Bangladesh and taken 32 wickets. He has also taken 69 wickets in 53 one-day international matches including a hat-trick against New Zealand.

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By The Cricket Lounge

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