Dhaka: Bangladesh’s young and upcoming wicketkeeper-batsman Anamul Haque has been accused of stabbing and beating a youth in a complaint filed with the police.
According to a report in The Daily Star, the 22-year-old Haque, who has played 30 ODIs and four Tests for Bangladesh, was said to be involved in a gory incident in Kushtia district of Khulna in western Bangladesh on Sunday night.
One Abdul Kalim, a resident of Aruapara, filed the complaint against Haque with Kushtia Model Police Station on Sunday night accusing the cricketer of beating and stabbing his 24-year-old son Motaleb Hossain Bappy. The victim is presently in critical condition in Kushtia General Hospital.
According to Kalim, Haques family had been living at a rented apartment on the first floor of his four-storey house on Gourishankar Agarwal Road in Aruapara area for the last four years. Bappy got into a heated argument with Haques’s father Jamil Hossain on Sunday morning over a ‘trifling’ matter.
Haque, who plays for Chittagong Vikings in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), returned from Dhaka in the evening and after he was told about the matter, he went over to Bappy’s house with his brother some friends.
“Following the incident, Haque and his brother Sajib with some others beat up Bappy with cricket bat and stabbed him with sharp weapon. Bappy was admitted to Kushtia general hospital,” the complaint read.
Haque’s brother Sajib has also been named in the complaint.
Biplob Kumar Debnath, officer-in-charge of Kushtia Model Police Station, said they would take legal steps after investigating the complaint.
Haque has been a part of the Bangladesh national team’s scheme of things since 2012 but since Mushfiqur Rahim is an indispensable part of the team, he is not playing a larger role. Anamul has scored three centuries and three half centuries in the 4 Tests and 30 ODIs he has played so far. He was also part of the 2015 World Cup team.
Denying the allegation of stabbing and beating, Haque said: “Bapppy himself attacked us when my younger brother and I went to his house and asked why he misbehaved with my father.”