Wrestler Ritika Phogat, cousin of Geeta and Babita, dies after alleged suicide; cops start investigation

Wrestler Ritika Phogat, cousin of Geeta and Babita, dies after alleged suicide; cops start investigation

In response to Haryana police, Ritika was upset after a defeat at a latest wrestling event in Rajasthan and this might’ve been the rationale behind the suicide.

Wrestler Ritika Phogat, cousin of Geeta and Babita, dies after alleged suicide; cops begin investigation

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Chandigarh: Wrestler Ritika Phogat (17), a cousin of the Phogat sisters, allegedly dies by suicide in Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri district after she misplaced the ultimate bout of a event, police stated on Thursday.

Ritika took the intense step on the night time of 15 March, they stated.

A local of Rajasthan’s Jaipur village, Ritika was staying along with her uncle and Dronacharya awardee Mahavir Singh Phogat in Charkhi Dadri’s Balali village beneath Jhojhu Kalan police station for the previous 4 years, stated Station Home Officer (SHO) Dilbagh Singh.

She hanged herself from a ceiling fan at her uncle’s home on the night time of 15 March as she was upset over dropping to her rival by one level within the closing bout of a championship, he stated.

The championship was held in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur from 12 to 14 March.

Ritika was studying and practising wrestling on the Mahavir Phogat Sports activities Academy in Charkhi Dadri.

Wrestling star Geeta Phogat described Ritika, her maternal sister, as a “proficient wrestler”.

“It is a very unhappy second for my household. Ritika was a proficient wrestler and I do not know why she took such a step. Victory and defeat are part of an athlete’s life. We must always by no means take such a step,” she stated in a tweet in Hindi.

Former Union minister Vijay Kumar Singh additionally took to Twitter to condole Ritika’s loss of life.

“Horrible information that we misplaced #RitikaPhogat who had an excellent profession forward. The world has modified from the place it was some many years in the past.

Athletes are going through pressures which weren’t there earlier. A necessary a part of their coaching must be to take care of these pressures,” he stated.

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