Ritika Phogat, a cousin of champion wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat, died by suicide on Monday, the Haryana police said today.
The police said Ritika Phogat, 17, was believed to be upset at narrowly losing a wrestling tournament final. She had participated in a state-level competition at Bharatpur in Rajasthan between March 12 and 14.
“Ritika, wrestler and cousin of Babita Phogat, died allegedly by suicide on March 17. The reason behind it might have been her defeat at a recent wrestling tournament in Rajasthan. Investigations are underway,” Ram Singh Bishnoi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Charkhi Dadri, told news agency ANI. According to the police, she had been depressed about losing the final by one point.
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कुश्ती मैच में मिली हार तो गीता-बबीता फोगाट की ममेरी बहन रितिका ने की खुदकुशी
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