Bangladeshi Fast Bowler Shahadat Hossain Jailed For Torturing Maid

05/10/2015 3:39 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Bangladeshi security personnel escort fugitive cricketer Shahadat Hossain (C) after he surrendered in Dhaka on October 5, 2015. Hossain was remanded in jail on October 5 shortly after he surrendered to a court over allegations of beating his 11-year-old maid, his lawyer said. AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

DHAKA -- Bangladesh fast bowler Shahadat Hossain was sent to jail after surrendering on Monday on charges of torturing an 11-year-old housemaid, a day after his wife was arrested.

Bangladesh Cricket Board has suspended him from all forms of cricket until the charges are cleared.

Hossain submitted a bail petition before the court after his surrender, his lawyer Kazi Mohammad Nazibullah Hiru said. The court has sent him to jail after rejecting the bail plea, a court official said.

The couple went into hiding after the allegations surfaced last month.

The 29-year-old Hossain, who has played 38 tests and 51 one-day internationals for Bangladesh, last played a test against Pakistan this year but was then dropped because of injuries.

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