National Level Swimmer From Bengal Commits Suicide

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Hooghly: Moupriya Mitra, a 16-year-old National level swimmer, allegedly committed suicide at her residence in Hooghly.

The tenth-grade student reportedly hung herself on Monday. The police recovered her body and sent it to Chinsura Imambara Hospital for an autopsy. No suicide note was found from the swimmer’s residence.

The diver had won a gold and a silver at the 2016 South Asian Aquatics Championship in Colombo and was set to participate in the National games in Pune in June.

Mitra had gone to practice at Chinsurah on Monday morning as was her routine. She returned home in the heavy rain around 11am and locked herself in her ground-floor room. Her parents Bhaskar and Subhra were on the first floor of their two-storey house at the time.

Mitra had won the highboard gold in the 2016 South Asian Aquatics Championship and a silver in the 3m springboard event. The Hooghly Girls’ School student won the high-board gold, the 3m springboard silver and the 1m springboard bronze in the 2016 junior national aquatics championships. And in the National Schools’ Aquatic championships, she won gold for high board and a silver for the 3m springboard.

Though the family has not lodged a complaint, police have registered an unnatural death case and sent the body to Chinsurah Imambara Hospital for autopsy. Police are investigating if she had an affair with any one and whether that had left her emotionally disturbed.

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