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Narshingh Yadav doping scandal: ‘Intruder’ who may have spiked wrestler's food identified?

If there really was an 'intruder' who spiked the wrestler Narshingh Yadav's food with banned substance, then the retribution may come too late. Wrestling Federation of India has reportedly chosen to replace him with Praveen Rana in the 74kg category of wrestling for Rio Olympics.

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 08:04
Narshingh Yadav doping scandal: ‘Intruder’ who may have spiked wrestler's food identified?

New Delhi:If there really was an 'intruder' who spiked the wrestler Narshingh Yadav's food with banned substance, then the retribution may come too late. Wrestling Federation of India has reportedly chosen to replace him with Praveen Rana in the 74kg category of wrestling for Rio Olympics.

As per The Times of India report, information emerging from the SAI Centre at Sonepat points to the younger brother of an international wrestler in the super-heavyweight category, who allegedly infiltrated Narsingh's room and contaminated his food supplements.

The report added that the suspect is himself a 65 kg wrestler and has represented India in the junior ranks, and trains at the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi and frequents the SAI Sonepat Centre during the national camps as a sparring partner.

It is reported that an FIR has been filed, according to Wrestling Federation of India. TOI has confirmed that Narsingh himself went to file a written complaint at Samalkha police station, near Panipat. "He claimed that he suspects a few people who may have spiked his food supplements and water," the report added, quoting a source in Haryana Police.

 

First Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 07:15

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