TT Player Soumyajit Ends Controversy, Marries Girlfriend


Barrackpore: Indian table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh, who was accused of raping
a teenager on the pretext of marriage, got married to her on Friday.

Soumyajit married his girlfriend at Barasat’s Noapara at her house. The Calcutta High Court ordered Soumyajit to marry her.

The Olympian was booked for allegedly raping a teenager. Soumyajit, India’s youngest national champion, however, had denied the allegation.

A First Information Report (FIR) was lodged after an 18-year-old girl filed a police complaint in North 24 Parganas district’s Barasat women police station. The victim accused Soumyajit of raping her at her residence in April 2015 on the pretext of marriage. The girl has also claimed that they both were in contact for the last three years when she was a minor.

The girl had said that she did not get any positive response from the table tennis player about their marriage.

Soumyajit was booked on the charges of rape (Indian Penal Code’s Section 376), cheating (IPC 417), causing miscarriage without woman’s consent (IPC 313) and under
sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

But Soumyajit had denied the allegations, saying that the accuser has been blackmailing him after their relationship ended.

“Whatever she is saying is false as I haven’t done anything wrong, we were together but then I wanted to focus on my career so I told her ‘it is very difficult to be
with you’,” Soumyajit said.