Pakistan Test cricketer Yasir Shah has been nominated as a co-accused in a rape case of a 14-year-old girl in Islamabad, Aaj News reported.
According to the report, the leg-spinner and his friend Farhan are the two people named in the case lodged by the girl’s relative in the federal capital’s Shalimar Police Station.
Some very Serious allegations against Yasir Shah. pic.twitter.com/p7TFe1zERW
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) December 20, 2021
The complainant has accused Yasir’s friend Farhan befriended the girl online and enticed her into a relationship on the promise of marriage and buying a car and a flat. He later allegedly raped the minor girl at gunpoint and also recorded the act on camera.
Meanwhile, Yasir is accused of threatening the girl against opening her mouth, or otherwise, the video would be leaked. Yasir also told the girl not to tell anyone about the rape and to marry Farhan instead.
According to the FIR, Yasir had known the 14-year old girl through an acquaintance and had given her cell phone number to Farhan, who later forced himself onto the girl in a hotel room.
The FIR further states that Yasir had used his influence as a top cricketer to threaten the girl. He told her that he will use his status as an international cricketer to defame her and get a case registered against her.
Here is what Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on the matter:
We have noted that some allegations have been leveled against one of our Centrally Contracted players. The PCB is presently gathering information at its end and will only offer a comment when in possession of complete facts.