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National level shooter alleges coach spiked her drink, raped her


An Arjuna awardee shooter has been booked on rape charge following a complaint of a fellow sportsperson, police said.

“A case of rape has been registered at Chanakyapuri police station on the complaint of the national level woman shooter. We will take action as per law,” said a senior police officer.

The woman shooter claimed her coach, with whom she was in a relationship with for the last two years, had promised to marry her, MK Meena, Special Commissioner of Police said.
The accused, who is also an Arjuna awardee, was a Sports Authority of India (SAI) coach.

She said that the accused had invited her to his birthday party which took place a few days ago. When she reached there she was given a drink laced with sedatives and lost consciousness. Taking advantage of this, the accused sexually assaulted her.

The woman also said that she has been training for the national championships at the shooting range of the Sports Authority of India and the accused, who had competed in international events, used to guide her.

The two got involved in a relationship and the shooter promised to marry her. The complainant said that the coach had recently visited her at her residence in Chanakyapuri on her birthday and allegedly offered her a drink which was spiked with sedatives. She alleged that she was raped after she fell unconscious after having the drink.

Later, she met him at the shooting range, he refused to acknowledge that he had promised to marry her and when she protested, he threatened to kill her.

The woman then approached the police to register a complaint, following she was sent for a medical examination, which confirmed rape. An FIR has been lodged under section 376 and 328 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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