National cycling coach Ruma Chatterjee killed in hit-and-run near Delhi

Updated: 19 June 2013 10:23 IST

The 51-year-old was hit by a speeding vehicle during a training session with 20 junior members while going to Noida from New Delhi.

National cycling coach Ruma Chatterjee killed in hit-and-run near Delhi

New Delhi:

Former India international cyclist and current chief coach of Cycling Federation of India Ruma Chatterjee was killed in a road accident here early Tuesday morning.


Ruma, who hails from Kolkata, was attending a national camp ahead of the Indian team's visit to Switzerland for training. The four-member squad will participate in the World Championships in Scotland.

The 51-year-old was hit by a speeding vehicle during a training session with 20 junior members while going to Noida from New Delhi. She was rushed to Kailash hospital where she died during treatment.

The car driver reportedly fled from the spot after the accident. The cycling team's assistant coach Bhim Singh Dhaiya later lodged a complaint with the police.

Ruma, a spinster, leaves behind her 77-year-old mother and five sisters.

She represented India thrice in international competitions. She has served as coach of the national side at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, the Asian Games and the Asian Championships.

(with agency inputs)



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