Female cricketer commits suicide

The 17-year-old girl accused cricket officials of sexual harassment.

Our Correspondent July 16, 2014

MULTAN: A 17-year-old female cricketer reportedly committed suicide late Monday night, some 13 months after she and four other cricketers levelled harassment charges against top officials of the Multan Cricket Club.

Haleema Rafiq, a resident of Multan and a fast-bowler on the national women’s cricket team, drank acid used to sterilise toilets and lost consciousness on Monday. She was taken to Nishtar Hospital, where she breathed her last.

Haleema was buried on Tuesday and police officials said family members had declined a post-mortem. At the same time, the police said they would be an applicant in a case to conduct a postmortem, if necessary.

More than a year ago, Haleema and five other female cricketers accused officials of the Multan Cricket Club of sexual harassment. The cricketers told the media that the officials demanded sexual favours in exchange for selection in the team.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2014.

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Usman Aziz | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Shame on us BCZ we are doing nothing to stop such rubbish activities,Shame on Govt BCZ Government is busy on constructing Road & Bridges and have no time,Shame on Country BCZ we all sleeping & waiting for a Miracle.Please Pray for Country's Daughter & Stop giving nonsense comments.For God sake, Please think positive.

Saima | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@ Salman, Shaheen, Imran, Raja G- all of you are seriously sick minded.There is only one person dead in all this and you guys are blaming her? None of the officials killed themselves in shame that they were accused of sexual harassment by not one not two but 5 girls???? Don't you have any fear of Allah before uttering such rubbish about somebody's tragic death?

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