Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Oct 7
A woman athlete staying in Sports Authority of India (SAI) hostel here today brought charges of harassment against her coach. The concerned athlete lodged a written complaint with the Mahila police station in the city in this regard.
In her complaint, the athlete has stated that she has been a subject of torture by her coach for the last three months. The athlete was accompanied by her family members to the police station to lodge the complaint.
Following the athlete’s complaint, police visited SAI hostel and conducted an inquiry. During its inquiry, the police questioned fellow athletes of the complainant, the coach and other boarders of the hostel.
The coach has, however, denied the allegations. Stating that he had reprimanded the athletes as they had quarrelled among themselves in the morning, he claimed that the complaint could be a fallout of that.
The woman athlete is reported to be under a three-year contract with SAI hostel.