Yuvraj named in domestic violence complaint

Gurugram, Oct 18 Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been named in a complaint of domestic violence filed by his sister-in-law Akanksha Sharma.

The case was filed against Yuvraj’s younger brother Zoravar Singh and mother Shabnam Singh for alleged mental and financial torture.

A court here has issued a notice to Yuvraj and his family to respond by October 21 when the first hearing on the case will take place.

Akanksha has alleged that she was under pressure from her in-laws who wanted her to have a baby. She has also alleged that she named Yuvraj in the complaint as he was a mute spectator during her predicament.

“Not a single day had gone when I did not go to bed in that house crying,” Akanksha was quoted as saying by CNN-News18 on Wednesday.

The matter will be investigated by a SDM or lady police officer who will submit a report to the court.

“Yes, Akanksha has filed a case of domestic violence against Yuvraj, Zoravar and their mother Shabnam,” Akanksha’s lawyer Swati Singh told a website.

“Look, domestic violence does not mean just physical violence. It also means mental and financial torture, which can be attributed to Yuvraj. Yuvraj was a mute spectator to the suffering caused to my client by Zoravar and his mother,” she added.

“When Yuvraj and Zoravar’s mother were pressurising Akanksha to have a baby, Yuvraj too had joined in to do the same. He too told Akanksha ‘to have a baby’. He was hand-in-glove with his mother.”

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