Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmir: Athlete attacks sports officer, uses ‘karate technique’ to choke, pin her down

JKSC Secretary interacting with officials during August 15 event in Srinagar. [FPK File Photo]

Athlete arrested, FIR lodged against her, investigations set in motion

Srinagar: In a shocking incident, a Martial Art expert used her techniques against Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council in her office chamber on Wednesday, leaving her injured.

The sports council officials present inside the office of Secretary sports at the time of the incident told Kashmir News Observer that she entered into the office of the Secretary with her mobile camera on and tried to record a video.

“She was asked by the secretary sports council why she is recording the video, the athlete all of a sudden without answering the query used some martial art techniques and choked the secretary catching her by her neck,” the witnesses said, adding the Secretary felt strangulated and received bruises on her face and neck.

An official present at the time of the incident said that it was difficult to take the Secretary Sports Council out of the clutches of the athlete, as she was not ready to leave her.

“It looked like Secretary Sports Council would die, the way girl caught hold of her neck”, he said.

The news agency tried to speak to the sports officer about the incident, she responded through a text message that read, “I am not able to speak at the moment my neck is aching badly and she was writhing in pain.”

Earlier, a video of the same athlete had gone viral wherein she was seen alleging that officials of the sports council were taking bribes for certificate verification.

Meanwhile, Police officials told the news agency that a case has been registered in his regard and the girl has been arrested under FIR No 83 of 2021 U/S 332 of IPC.

“The case is under investigation and the athlete is under arrest at women’s Police station in Srinagar”, said a police official.


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