'Will cut you to pieces!' Shakib Al Hasan receives death threat on Facebook Live

Updated: 17 November, 2020 08:12 IST | IANS | Dhaka

Mohsin Talukder, a resident of Shahpur Talukder Para in Sylhet, started a Facebook Live at 12.06 p.m. on Sunday, claiming that Shakib's behaviour had 'hurt Muslims'

Picture Courtesy/ Shakib Al Hasan's official Instagram
Picture Courtesy/ Shakib Al Hasan's official Instagram

Ace Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has received a death threat from a fundamentalist on Facebook Live, accusing the cricketer of blasphemy.

Mohsin Talukder, a resident of Shahpur Talukder Para in Sylhet, started a Facebook Live at 12.06 p.m. on Sunday, claiming that Shakib's behaviour had 'hurt Muslims'.

He threatened to cut Shakib to pieces with a chopper. The young man even said that that he would walk from Sylhet to Dhaka to kill Shakib if necessary. He reportedly threatened Shakib for inaugurating a Kali Puja in Kolkata.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, B.M. Ashraf Ullah Taher, said, "We just became aware of the matter. The video link has been handed over to the cyber forensic team. Legal action will be taken soon."

Later, the youth again went live on Facebook and apologised for his action. He also advised all the celebrities, including Shakib, to follow the 'right path'.

Ashraf Ullah Taher, an official of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said, "This is a defamation and an attempt to destroy communal harmony."

Both the videos have been removed from Facebook. Shakib went to Kolkata via the Petrapole border last Thursday to inaugurate a Kali Puja in the Beleghata area. He could be seen praying in front of the idol. He returned to Bangladesh by plane on Friday.

Shakib was handed a two-year ban, with a one-year suspended sentence, by ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit on October 29 last year, for failing to report multiple corrupt approaches by an Indian bookmaker. The ban period ended on October 29, 2020.

Keep scrolling to read more news

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.

Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

First Published: 17 November, 2020 07:26 IST

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK