On May 7, four athletes consumed a poisonous fruit in what appears to have been a suicide pact at the water sports facility.
The organization also added that as a solace to the family of Aparna Ramabhadran, 16, the lone girl who died in the suicide attempt, the State Govt should declare a financial assistance of Rs 25 lakh and also have to provide a government job to the next of kin of Aparna. The athlete from Aryad in Alappuzha had participated in several national level rowing competitions.
A relative of Aparna alleged that the athletes committed suicide after they were "tortured" by their coaches, but the charge was denied by SAI . SAI Kerala Regional Director G. Kishore said the allegations of the relatives would be investigated.
In New Delhi, Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked SAI Director-General Injeti Srinivas to submit a report on the suicide at the earliest.
Mr. Sonowal termed the death of the athlete as a big loss to the country. In a statement from New Delhi, he said: "I am deeply aggrieved by the incident. The young girl who has died was a very promising sportsperson. It is a big loss to the country, in general, and the SAI and the sports fraternity in particular. I convey my condolences to the bereaved family. We will give all possible help to the bereaved family. At this stage, I would only like to say that if anyone from the SAI is found guilty in connection with this incident, the strictest possible action will be taken against him or her."
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