Star Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has received death threats from fundamentalists of Bangladesh for hurting Muslim sentiments. This will take a toll on the cricketer who was looking to make a comeback to cricket after his ban.
Mohsin Talukder, a resident of Shahpur Talukder Para in Sylhet, started a Facebook Live at 12.06 p.m. on Sunday, claiming that Shakib’s behaviour had ‘hurt Muslims’. He threatened to cut Shakib to pieces with a chopper. The young man even said that that he would walk from Sylhet to Dhaka to kill Shakib if necessary.
He reportedly threatened Shakib for inaugurating a Kali Puja in Kolkata. Meanwhile, there has been a constant rise in the number of fundamentalists all across the world and this is one such instance among many that have taken place in Bangladesh in recent times.
Shakib Al Hasan gets death threat
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, B.M. Ashraf Ullah Taher said that they will take legal action against the accused. Later, the youth again went live on Facebook and apologised for his action. He also advised all the celebrities, including Shakib Al Hasan, to follow the ‘right path’.
“We just became aware of the matter. The video link has been handed over to the cyber forensic team. Legal action will be taken soon,” Ashraf said.
Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan went to Kolkata via the Petrapole border last Thursday to inaugurate a Kali Puja in the Beleghata area. He could be seen praying in front of the idol. He returned to Bangladesh by plane on Friday.
Ashraf Ullah Taher, an official of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police said that this is a case of defamation and to create religious disputes in between common people.
After his ban which ended on October 29, the ace all-rounder is mulling a return to cricket. However, he received a massive blow after Cricket Australia denied his BBL contract.