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#Shock: Bangladeshi fast-bowler Rubel Hossain remanded in custody on rape charges

Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain has been arrested and jailed in Dhaka for alleged rape.

A magistrate in the Bangladeshi capital denied 25-year-old bail and ordered he be remanded over the charge filed under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

Hossain had surrendered himself to police after the allegations were filed by actress Naznin Akter Happy, in mid December. 

The actress has accused Hossain “luring” her into an extramarital affair with “false promises of marriage”, which essentially amounts to sexual assault under Bangladeshi law.

At the time Ms Happy had said that she would withdraw her allegations if Hossain agreed to marry her. 

The actress has reportedly alleged that Hossain broke off their relationship after nine months of “physical relations”.

Hossain has been named to Bangladesh’s 15-member World Cup squad which leaves for Australia on January 24 although it is unlikely he will be travelling with the team.

 

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