Girl ‘beaten up’ by coach for being late for prize distribution ceremony

  • HT Correspondent, hindustanTimes, Patiala
  • Updated: Feb 11, 2016 23:15 IST

High drama was witnessed at the girls’ hostel of Punjabi University, where a taekwondo player was allegedly beaten up by a volleyball coach for reportedly being late for the prize distribution ceremony of All India Inter-University Gatka Championship.

The student Ravita was given the responsibility of handing over the prizes to the chief guest but she reportedly got late for the event. The volleyball coach, Rachna, who is reportedly a relative of a senior police officer in Patiala, went to the hostel to bring her to the venue and allegedly beat her up.

Following the incident, the police was called. However, after recording the victim and coach’s statement, the police left the place.

While justifying the police action, Urban Estate station house officer (SHO) Puneet Singh said, “During preliminary enquiry, it was learnt that it was the university’s internal matter and the case was not worth registering.

Interestingly, the police left the place without conducting the victim’s medical examination and handed over to the university officials.

The university’s physical education director Raj Kumar Sharma said that the matter was sorted out as the girl in her statement had said that it was a case of misunderstanding.

He added that the issue was resolved and the girl was also present at the prize distribution ceremony.

He claimed that the coach “did not get violent” with the student as it was a story created by the onlookers.

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