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Footballer commits suicide, family alleges police harassment

Raipur: A 17-year-old state-level football player committed suicide in Chhattisgarh's Balodabazar district after being allegedly harassed by police, his family said.
The family alleged that he was being implicated in a false case and harassed by the police, prompting the district authorities to order a magisterial probe into the incident.
The body of the football player, a class 11 student, was found hanging from a tree in a forest area at Barghat, Balodabazar Superintendent of Police R N Dash said on Monday.
The boy, a native of Kasdol, had left his home on Sunday morning.
The exact reason that prompted him to end his life was not immediately clear as no suicide note was found, Dash said.
He said a friend of the boy had on September 15 complained to the Kasdol police, accusing the football player of thrashing him and snatching his money.
A police constable was assigned the investigation.
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