Delhi: International level athlete commits suicide at JLN; inquiry orderedLast updated on Nov 14, 2018, 03:02 pm
Parvinder Chaudhary, an 18-year-old athlete from UP, who represented India at international level, committed suicide at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium.
Chaudhary was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his hostel room.
He was brain dead by the time he was rushed to Safdarjung Hospital, and could not be revived.
This prompted the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to order a "departmental inquiry".
Parvinder committed suicide after row with father over monetary issues
SAI Director, General Neelam Kapur said, "The inquiry will be headed by Secretary-SAI Swarn Singh Chabra and it should be completed within a week."
Apparently, he took the extreme step after an argument with his father over monetary issues, Kapur said.
His fellow trainees and staff at the stadium are shocked as the athlete showed no signs of depression while training through the day.
He took the step in front of his sister: Official
Kapur further explained that Parvinder had an argument with his father in the morning on phone after which his sister came to meet him in the evening.
He came back to his room at 5:30 pm.
"He took the step in front of his sister after threatening her. She came out screaming and our staff immediately went there and brought him down," she added.
Authorities to help in transportation of Parvinder's body
"It's a very sad incident. We're extending all possible help to the family and have arranged for the transportation of his body to Aligarh (his native in UP)," Kapur said, adding the officers will also accompany his body to ensure smooth conduct of last rites.
Parvinder had bagged gold in last year's Asian Youth Championship
Parvinder was residing in in room No.69 of JLN Stadium hostel since November 2016 and was training for 100m and 200m races.
In 2017, he was selected for the Asian Youth Championship in Bangkok and won gold medal in relay.
He also participated at the World Youth Championship last July.
Meanwhile, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has expressed his grief on the incident.