Odiha News: Ritika Phogat, a cousin of Babita Phogat and Geeta Phogat, committed suicide on Wednesday night.17-year-old Ritika Phogat was very upset due to losing in a wrestling match in Bharatpur. This match was the final match of the tournament in which Ritika Phogat lost by just one point.
Ritika Phogat Commits Suicide
Ritika was the maternal sister of Geeta and Babita Phogat. Ritika participated in the state-level wrestling tournaments of sub-junior, sub-junior women, and junior men. Ritika’s parents are from Rajasthan while staying in Haryana and taking wrestling training from Mahavir Phogat.
Mahavir Phogat’s four daughters, Geeta, Babita, Ritu, and Sangeeta, are National and International Level Wrestler. Babita Phogat is also an MLA in Haryana. Aamir Khan also made a movie called Dangal on the life of Geeta and Babita Phogat.
General VK Singh, who has been an army head in the last and is a Transport Minister in the current government, confirming this news from his official handle wrote that It is very sad that Ritika Phogat, who had a very long career in front of her, committed suicide today. He further said that nowadays Athilites play in very pressure condition and suffer which was not there in the old days. He also suggested that athlete should be trained to withstand pressure.
Terrible news that we lost #RitikaPhogat who had a brilliant career ahead. The world has changed from where it was some decades ago. Athletes are facing pressures which were not there earlier. An essential part of their training should be to deal with these pressures.— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) March 18, 2021
According to the news, on the 14th, i.e., Sunday, Ritika was defeated by her opponent by a minimal margin in the final match and was very unhappy about this and could not forget that. Ritika, a student of Mahavir Phogat and Mahavir Phogat, was also present in that final match.
Rest in Peace choti behen Ritika. I still can't believe what just happened with you Will miss you forever 💔💔 Om Shanti 🥺😢🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/LiLum1kbYB— Ritu phogat (@PhogatRitu) March 18, 2021