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Woman files case against cricketer over forced abortion in Chittagong

Update : 28 Aug 2017, 01:00 AM
A woman has filed a case with a Chittagong court against cricketer Mehedi Hasan Maruf, on the charge that he aborted her baby by hitting at her abdomen. Tamanna Binte Azad, 30, an official at Bangladesh Railway hailing from Tangail, filed the case against Maruf under section 313 with the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Salem Mohammed Noman, said court sources. “Taking the case into cognisance, the court ordered the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the case and submit a report before it,” plaintiff’s lawyer Advocate Iftekhar Saimul Chowdhury told the Dhaka Tribune. Mehedi Hasan Maruf, who debuted in first class cricket in 2006, is an opening right hand batsman and played for Dhaka Dynamites in the domestic league. According to the case statement, Maruf had married Tamanna in November 29, 2009, and continued playing at home and abroad while staying at his in-law’s house till 2015. After shifting to a new home, Maruf allegedly started assaulting Tamanna physically and mentally. A few months later, Tamnna caught Maruf red-handed with another woman at a city hotel which triggered a further dispute between the couple. Meanwhile, the victim became pregnant and her husband started forcefully urging her to get an abortion, the case statement added. On February 19, this year, Maruf beat the victim so badly, at one point kicking her in the lower abdomen, she was eventually forced to have an abortion.
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