HARARE: The Zimbabwe authorities on Sunday detained an Indian ‘cricketer’ over an alleged rape of a local woman, media reports said.
It was alleged that the Indian ‘cricketer’ raped an intoxicated woman who was at the Meikles Hotel in central Harare where the team was staying.
According to New Zimbabwe, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the incident.
“There are allegations of rape against an Indian national by a Zimbabwe woman,” said Charamba.
The police spokesperson said that they were waiting for the outcome.
The Indian Foreign Ministry denied the claims, meanwhile, Indian officials said that the suspect is a sponsor company’s member not a cricketer.
The identity of the team member is currently being kept under wraps and it has been reported that the Indian ambassador to Zimbabwe was seen trying to make efforts against the Indian national’s arrest.
Indian cricket team is currently in Harare to play against Zimbabwe in Twenty20 international.