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Bangladesh cricketer Shahadat Hossain's wife arrested for torturing maid

Dhaka: Bangladesh police arrested international cricketer Shahadat Hossain's wife on Sunday over allegations of beating and torturing their 11-year-old maid, an officer said.

Shahadat Hossain
Shahadat Hossain

The 29-year-old paceman was suspended last month when police raided his house after officers found the injured and crying maid on a street in the capital Dhaka.

He and his wife Nritto Shahadat had been on the run since. "Nritto Shahadat was arrested from her parents' house," said inspector Shafiqur Rahman.

Bangladeshi security personnel escort Nritto Shahadat (right), the wife of Shahadat Hossain, to a court after her arrest in Dhaka yesterday. Pic/AFP
Bangladeshi security personnel escort Nritto Shahadat (right), the wife of Shahadat Hossain, to a court after her arrest in Dhaka yesterday. Pic/AFP

"We conducted a raid at the house as we had information that the couple was hiding there. But we only found her," he said, adding police were still hunting for Hossain.

The maid, Mahfuza Akter Happy, told police and local media in September that the couple beat her, while television footage showed her looking frail and thin with swollen black eyes.

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