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Geeta and Babita Phogat's Sister Ritika Reportedly Dies by Suicide after Losing Match

Ritika Phogat (Photo Credit: News18 Hindi)

Ritika Phogat (Photo Credit: News18 Hindi)

Ritika Phogat, the maternal sister of Geeta and Babita Phogat, reportedly hanged herself to death after losing a match by just 1 point.

Ritika Phogat, the maternal sister of wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat, died by suicide after a loss in a wrestling match.

According to reports, Ritika Phogat took part in the state-level sub-junior, junior women, and men wrestling competition at Lohagarh Stadium in Bharatpur, which was held between 12 to 14 March.

In the final, played on 14 March, Ritika lost by just a single point and the wrestler could not ‘bear’. She hanged herself at around 11 in the night to take her life. She was 17 years of age.

It is also being reported by News18 Hindi that Dronacharya Awardee Mahabir Pahalwan was also present during the match,

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first published:March 18, 2021, 08:11 IST