An prior version of this report had said the wrestler was shot dead, citing news agency PTI.
National-level wrestler Nisha Dahiya on Wednesday refuted reports of her demise and said that she is fit and fine. “I am in Gonda to play senior nationals. I am alright. It’s a fake news (reports of her death). I am fine,” Dahiya said in a video message that was released by the Wrestling Federation of India. Moreover, on Friday, Dahiya had bagged the bronze medal in the 72kg weight class at the U23. Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lauded Dahiya and other fellow wrestlers for the achievement.
On Thursday evening, the news of Haryana wrestler Nisha Dahiya’s death went viral. Having said that, couple of her friends started debunking the report on Twitter. Even wrestler Sakshi Malik tweeted that Nisha is safe and sound, and is with her.