Hockey player beaten up by rival team member

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:50 IST

Indian forward Deepak Thakur today suffered multiple injuries following an attack by a rival player during a domestic hockey match in New Delhi today.

New Delhi:

In a shocking incident, Indian forward Deepak Thakur today suffered multiple injuries on the face and hand following an attack by a rival player during a domestic hockey match in New Delhi today. The incident took place during a Super League match of the Ranjit Singh hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium. Indian Oil's Thakur had objected to Punjab Police defender Kanwalpreet Singh's tackling of Prabhjot Singh, an IOL forward. Incensed over the objection, Kanwalpreet, himself an international player, hit Thakur on the face repeatedly with his stick. Medical report Following the incident, the Indian forward had to be rushed to a city hospital for treatment. Medical tests revealed Thakur had a broken nose and injuries on the right side of the face and hand, hospital sources said. Now, Punjab Police, one of the title favourites, have been thrown out of the competition. (PTI)

Topics : Hockey
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