16 July-2014: A 17-year-old Pakistani female cricketer reportedly committed suicide on Monday night.
Haleema Rafiq, fast-bowler in the national women’s cricket team, had levelled harassment charges against top officials of the Multan Cricket Club along with four other female cricketers 13 months ago.
Rafiq drank acid and lost consciousness on Monday. She was taken to Nishtar Hospital, where she breathed her last.
Haleema Rafiq was buried on Tuesday and police officials said family members had declined a post-mortem examination. At the same time, the police said they would be an applicant in a case to conduct a postmortem, if necessary.
Rafiq and the four other cricketers had told the media 13 months ago that the officials demanded sexual favours in exchange for selection in the team.