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Arjuna awardee shooter booked on rape charge

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

The yet-to-be-named shooter was booked for rape after the victim, a national-level woman shooter, registered a complaint at Chanakyapuri police station.

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

The victim, in her complaint, said that she knew the accused, who is an Olympian, for two years and they met while training for national championship at SAI shooting range.

She alleged that the accused had promised to marry her and last month he had raped her after lacing her drink with a sedative.

The victim’s medical examination has confirmed rape and the accused has been asked to join the probe, added the officer.

The complaint of rape against an Arjuna awardee marskman 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 mediapersons.
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