Cousin of wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat allegedly commits suicide after dropping remaining


Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, March 18

In a news that has shocked the wrestling fraternity, Ritika Phogat, a cousin of Geeta and Babita Phogat, allegedly took her on life on Wednesday after losing a wrestling final at Bharatpur. She was 17.

Part of the famous Phogat family, Ritika was playing the state-level sub-junior, junior women, and men wrestling tournament. She lost the final, which was played on March 14, by 1 point and hung herself to death after not being able to bear the disappointment of the loss.

Ritika had trained under Dronacharya Awardee Mahavir Singh Phogat, who was also reportedly present at the tournament.

A resident of Jaitpur village in Rajasthanโ€™s Jhunjhunu, Ritika had been learning and practicing wrestling for over five years at the Mahavir Phogat Sports Academy in Haryana.



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