Ritika, 17, had returned house after competing in a wrestling event in Bharatpur final week.
“Relaxation in Peace choti behen Ritika. I nonetheless cannot consider what simply occurred with you. Will miss you perpetually Damaged coronary heart… Om Shanti,” tweeted Ritu Phogat, the blended martial arts fighter who’s the youthful sister of Geeta and Babita and a cousin of Ritika on their mom’s aspect.
“I’ve been getting messages all morning in the present day. I’m very unhappy and disturbed about what occurred in my household. I urge folks to not unfold and consider in any rumours and act responsibly.
“These are powerful occasions for me and my household and I urge you all to respect our privateness,” Ritu mentioned in one other tweet.
“Horrible information that we misplaced #RitikaPhogat who had an excellent profession forward. The world has modified from the place it was some a long time in the past. Athletes are going through pressures which weren’t there earlier. A necessary a part of their coaching must be to take care of these pressures,” Minister of State for Highway Transport & Freeway, V.Ok. Singh tweeted.
Geeta and Babita had gained gold and silver on the 2010 Commonwealth Video games. Geeta was the primary feminine wrestler from India to win gold whereas Babita went on to win gold on the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Video games.
Their cousin Vinesh Phogat is the highest ranked 53kg wrestler on the earth and an Asian Video games gold medallist. Vinesh can be a favorite to win a medal at this 12 months’s Tokyo Olympics.
Ritu gained gold on the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship earlier than embarking on a profession in blended martial artist the place she holds a 4-Zero file within the ONE Championship.
Bollywood even devoted a blockbuster Dangal on the struggles and achievements of the Phogat siblings.