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Wrestler Ritika Phogat, Dies By Suicide Allegedly After Losing Wrestling Bout, Cousin Geeta Phogat Says, ‘She Was A Talented Wrestler’

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Wrestler Ritika Phogat (17), a cousin of the Phogat sisters, allegedly died by suicide in Haryana’s Charkhi Dadri district. The tragic incident took place after she lost the final bout of a tournament, the police said on March 18. Ritika took the extreme step on the night of March 15, they said. She was staying with her uncle & Dronacharya awardee Mahavir Singh Phogat in Charkhi Dadri’s Balali village under Jhojhu Kalan police station for the past four years, said Station House Officer (SHO) Dilbagh Singh. She died at her uncle’s house on the night of March 15 as she was upset over losing to her rival by one point in the final bout of a championship, he said. Wrestling star Geeta Phogat described Ritika, her maternal sister, as a “talented wrestler”. Wrestling star Babita Phogat tweeted saying, “suicide is not the solution”. Wrestler Ritu Phogat tweeted saying, “I still can't believe what just happened with you”.

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