Yuvraj named in domestic violence complaint

Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been named in a complaint of domestic violence filed by his sister-in-law Akanksha Sharma but his family lawyer said that no case has been registered against the player.
Yuvraj named in domestic violence complaint
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Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been named in a complaint of domestic violence filed by his sister-in-law Akanksha Sharma but his family lawyer said that no case has been registered against the player.

The complaint was filed against Yuvraj's younger brother Zorawar Singh Bhundel and mother Shabnam Singh for alleged mental and financial torture. A court in Gurugram 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," CNN-News18 quoted Akanksha as saying 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," a website quoted Akanksha's lawyer Swati Singh as saying. 

"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. 

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