Mohammad Shami, the top Indian cricketer, has been charged with attempt to murder in Kolkata following a complaint filed by his wife Hasin Jahan.
Shami and Jahan got married in April 2014 and have a 2nd half year old daughter.
Seven charges have been filed against the India fast bowler, one of them being attempt to murder by "food poisoning and physical attack".
Charges against Shami include domestic violence, rape, attempted murder and criminal threatning and some of the charges are non-bailable for which he can be prisoned for 10 years or more.
Hasin Jahan said:
"My husband’s elder brother, Hasib Ahmad, raped me when I went to my in-law’s place in Uttar Pradesh last year.
Shami abused me and started beating me even after returning from South Africa. He has been doing this for quite some time now and now I have had enough.
I gave him enough time (to rectify mistakes) and tried to calm myself down but instead of accepting his own mistakes, he used to vent his anger on me and even threaten me, asking to keep mum for my own goodwill."