Monday, Aug 08, 2022

Dangal Goes Wrong! Babita and Geeta Phogat's Teen Cousin Sister Ritika Commits Suicide

Ritika Phogat took her own life after narrowly losing a wrestling match

Ritika Phogat, 17, was upset after losing in the final of a wrestling competition. Courtesy: Twitter

In a shocking development, 17-year-old Ritika Phogat, cousin sister of wrestlers Babita and Geeta Phogat, has committed  suicide after losing a wrestling match. (More Sports News)

As per reports in various media sections, Ritika, who was training at the wrestling academy of Dronacharya awardee Mahavir Phogat for the last few years, was upset after losing a match narrowly.

Inspired by her much famous sisters Geeta and Babita, Ritika had also taken up wrestling and was competing at state level in junior, sub-junior age groups.

She competed in a wrestling competition in Bharatpur in Rajasthan on March 14 and made it to the final. She lost the final by a narrow margin and was upset and embarrassed. She took her own life in Haryana's Balali village.

Both Geeta and Babita are well-known wrestlers made more famous by Bollywood movie Dangal starring Amir Khan. Their sister Ritu Phogat is a MMA wrestler, while cousin Vinesh Phogat is one of India's biggest medal hopes from this year's Tokyo Olympics.

Babita took to twitter to share grief and said, "May god bring peace upon Ritika and suicide should not a solution."

Her sister Geeta Phogat also posted on twitter, sharing her sorrow on unfortunate turn of events.

Ritu Phogat tweeted that 'I still can't believe what just happened with you Will miss you forever." In another tweet, she also urged people not to spread rumours.


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