Female Athlete Accuses Sports Authority of India Coach of Sexual Assault

Updated: 07 October 2015 23:10 IST

The 20-year-old trainee athlete went to the Cuttack police station and lodged a written complaint alleging that she was mentally and physically assaulted by the coach for the past several days.

Female Athlete Accuses Sports Authority of India Coach of Sexual Assault
The accused SAI coach has denied the allegations against him. The police have interrogated him and some inmates of the SAI hostel. © AFP

Cuttack:

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has again come under fire. On Wednesday, a female athlete registered a case of sexual assault against a SAI coach here. Cuttack Mahila Police have begun investigations in the matter. (Special Athletes Face Humiliation Again)

The 20-year-old trainee athlete went to the police station with her parents and lodged a written complaint alleging that she was mentally and physically assaulted by the coach for the past several days.

"On the basis of the complaint, we have registered a case under section 354-A (criminal force with intent to outrage modesty, 323 (causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (common intention) of IPC and section 10 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (Pocso) Act", said Mahila police station inspector Sakuntala Pati.

The coach has, however, denied the allegations against him. The police have interrogated him and some inmates of the SAI hostel here.

Police said the coach has denied the sexual slur levelled against him but has admitted to slapping the trainee athlete twice as an act of reprimand for certain wrong doings by her.

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