Zimbabwe: Indian Cricket team associate accused of raping woman
Harare: An associate of the Indian Cricket team has been arrested by police after allegedly raping a woman in Zimbabwe. The Indian team is currently in Zimbabwe on a cricketing tour.
As per reports, an Indian affiliated to one of the sponsors has been arrested and involvement of any Indian player is still under scanner.
Harare Assistant Police Commissioner, Charity Charamba, confirmed the Indian national’s involvement in the matter.
“There are allegations of rape against an Indian national by a Zimbabwe woman. As police, we are bound by the law to investigate when such matters arise. We have forwarded the case to the court for determination and are waiting for the outcome. The accused had appeared the court on Saturday. It is a tricky issue because it could turn into a diplomatic feud of the two countries,” a police official quoted to an English daily of Zimbabwe, ‘New Zimbabwe’
“People need to tread carefully because the Indian ambassador to Zimbabwe was seen at the hotel trying to stop the player’s arrest or maybe broker an out-of-court settlement with the woman. It is a funny story because it is claimed the woman was loitering in passages at the hotel and was invited for drinks. She claims to have awoken later with bloodied underwear which implied she did not know how she ended up in the player’s room,” it added.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), however, informed that Indian national arrested in Zimbabwe for rape is not associated with Cricket team.
Following report has been published by Zimbabwe based news portal.