The complaint of rape against an Arjuna awardee marksman by a fellow shooter is an “unfortunate incident”, the sport’s national federation said on Sunday even as it refused to be drawn into the matter till the time it received a report from the police.
“We have come to know about this from media reports. None of our coaches are involved, but it is an unfortunate incident. We are awaiting details from the Delhi Police before deciding the next course of action,” National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) Secretary Rajiv Bhatia told PTI.
The yet-to-be-named shooter has been booked for rape after a national-level woman shooter registered a complain at Chanakyapuri police station.
The victim in her complaint has said that she knew the accused, who is an Olympian, for two years and they met while training for the national championship at a Sports Authority of India shooting range.
She alleged that the accused had promised to marry her and last month, he had raped her after lacing her drink with sedatives.