Indian police summon cricketer Amit Mishra over assault allegations

The woman says Mishra (above) assaulted her with a kettle at a luxury hotel.
The woman says Mishra (above) assaulted her with a kettle at a luxury hotel.REUTERS

BANGALORE, India (AFP) - Indian police said they have summoned Indian cricketer Amit Mishra over allegations that he assaulted a woman filmmaker in a hotel room in southern Bangalore city, an official said Tuesday.

The woman, identified by police as Vandana, accused the 32-year-old Indian right-arm spinner of assaulting her with a kettle at a luxury hotel on Sept 25.

"We have filed an FIR (first information report) against Mishra on the basis of the complaint Vandana filed on Sept 27 and issued a notice asking him to appear before our investigating officer within a week," Sandeep Patil, Bangalore deputy commissioner of police told reporters.

Patil said they have sent a copy of the summons to the Indian cricket board, as the accused was attending a camp organised by the board in the city when the alleged incident happened.

The Mumbai-based film producer said in her complaint she had known the cricketer for three years and had gone to meet him at the hotel when he allegedly assaulted her.

Mishra has been named as a member of the Indian squad due to play the remaining two one-day internationals this month and the first two Tests against South Africa next month.

The spinner plays for the Indian team in all three formats of the game.