Indian spinner Amit Mishra charged with assaulting woman in hotel

Indian spinner Amit Mishra has been charged with verbally and physically assaulting a woman in a hotel in Bengaluru.

Indian spinner Amit Mishra

The reported incident allegedly took place in a hotel on September 25. The woman filed the case on September 27. According to CNN-IBN, an FIR has been filed against Mishra.

Sandeep Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Central Division, Bengaluru, told a local TV channel that FIR had been registered against Mishra and a copy of the same was sent to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Mishra had been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 328 (causing hurt with intent to commit an offence), he said.

The woman had lodged a complaint in Ashok Nagar police station last month, alleging that the cricketer had sexually assaulted her when she went to see him in his hotel room. “The woman in her complaint had alleged that she was sexually assaulted after she had visited the cricketer’s room,” the DCP said.

Amit was in the city last month for training when he had met the woman, Patil said.

The Bengaluru police has summoned the spinner and ordered him to appear before the investigating officer within seven days.

Amit Mishra was on Monday selected for the Test series against South Africa, which commences on November 5.

More details are awaited….

(With PTI inputs)