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Joginder Sharma, India's 2007 T20 World Cup Star, Accused Of Abetment Of Suicide

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Former India and Haryana seamer Joginder Sharma has been accused of abetment of suicide by a person named Pawan, who lived in Hisar. The Haryana Police registered a case against the 2007 T20 World Cup winner and five other men after the family claimed they had pressurised Pawan to take his life.

Pawan's mother, Sunita, filed the complaint on January 2 after her son hanged himself on New Year's Day, allegedly over a property dispute. Sunita said that her son's case was pending trial in court after the family refused to take the son's body on Thursday (January 4) and protested outside the Hisar CMO Office.

They demand a case be filed against Sharma and five other men under the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and an immediate arrest of all the persons accused in the matter.

Joginder Sharma Accused Of Abetment Of Suicide 

Notably, Sharma, who is remembered fondly for his final-over exploits in India's remarkable 2007 T20 World Cup win against Pakistan in Johannesburg, is now the Haryana Deputy Superintendent of Police.

He has been accused by Pawan's parents and family of abetment of suicide alongside Ajayveer, Ishwar Jhajharia, Prem Khati, Arjun, and Rajendra Sihag, who is a hockey coach. An FIR was filed by the family against all six accused under IPC Section 306, which pertains to suicide-related matters.

According to the case filed Sunita alleges it was the relentless pressure applied by Sharma and co on her son which forced him to take the extreme step. The lady further claimed that the accused individuals were also harassing her family for years. 

On his part, Sharma told India Today that he had never met Pawan and denied allegations from the 27-year-old's family. "I am unaware of this case. I don't know Pawan and have never met him," he said.