Ritika Phogat, one of the cousins of wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat, died by suicide on Monday, the Haryana police said today. She was 17.
According to the Police, she had died by suicide after losing a match narrowly. 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