According to shocking reports, a member of the Indian cricket contingent on tour in Zimbabwe was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a woman in the hotel they were staying.
Harare Assistant Police Commissioner, Charity Caramba told , “The victim has pointed an Indian national from the batch that came in last week, at this point I’m not in the position to reveal whether it’s a player or official as I’m bound by law. But, what I can confirm is that the accused appeared in court on Saturday.”
However, official sources in India denied the report, stating that the person arrested was in fact affiliated to one of the sponsors of the ongoing limited-overs series. “Regarding media reports of an Indian cricketer being involved in an alleged case of rape in Harare, we have spoken to our Ambassador to Zimbabwe. The report is totally false. No Indian cricketer is involved,” the sources said.
“An Indian affiliated with one of the sponsors has been arrested. He has also denied the charge and said he is ready for a DNA test to prove his innocence. Our Ambassador is following the matter closely,” they added.
The complaint came from a woman who had alleged that she had been drugged and then assaulted at the Meikles hotel in Harare, where the Indian team is staying.
The Indian cricket team is currently on a tour in Zimbabwe.