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Cricketer Arafat Sunny indicted in dowry case

  • Court Correspondent,
    Published: 2017-07-16 18:15:59 BdST

A Dhaka court has indicted cricketer Arafat Sunny in a case filed under the Dowry Prohibition Act and has issued an arrest warrant against him.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Zakir Hossain Tipu recorded the charges against Sunny on Sunday.

Sunny, who stands accused of assaulting his second wife for dowry, did not appear for the court hearing.

His lawyer said he was down with chikungunya fever but the court showed him as a fugitive and ordered the police to arrest him.

Sunny’s second wife Nasrin Sultana started the case in January this year.

File Photo

File Photo

Around five months later, the case was shifted to the court of Magistrate Zakir when Sunny surrendered and secured bail.

Sunny, the spinner of the national cricket team, married Nasrin in 2014 without his family’s consent and started living with her at a rented house. He then pestered Nasrin for Tk 2 million as dowry, as per the case dossier.

Sunny was arrested in January after Nasrin sued him in a case under the Information and Communication Technology or ICT Act.

Later, the plaintiff went on to file two more cases under the Dowry Prohibition Act and the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

Sunny was arrested in the ICT case and later released under Nasrin’s custody.

The 30-year-old has revealed that he has two wives; Nasrin is the second.

He has so far failed to convince Nasrin to live with him and his first wife, said Sunny’s lawyer.