Wrestler Nisha Dahiya, brother shot dead was fake news

The news of wrestler Nisha Dahiya’s death sent shockwaves across the country. Many news reports had confirmed that the national-level wrestler was shot dead along with her brother in Sonepat, Haryana, only to be revealed later that the news was fake.

Several media reports and Twitter users broke the news about national-level wrestler Nisha Dahiya’s tragic death in Haryana on Wednesday. According to the reports, Nisha and her brother were shot dead by unknown assailants at the Sushil Kumar Wrestling Academy in Sonepat’s Halalpur, Haryana. The reports further speculated that her mother was critically injured and hospitalised for further treatment.

Nisha Dahiya won the bronze medal in the 65 kg weight category at the Wrestling Under-23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on Friday. PM Narendra Modi also praised her for her successful performance along with other women wrestlers.

PM tweeted Congratulations to Shivani, Anju, Divya, Radhika and Nisha for winning medals at the Wrestling Championships in Belgrade. Their performance is special and will contribute to wrestling becoming even more popular across India.

Nisha Dahiya Career
Nisha Dahiya won a gold medal at the Cadet National Championships in Srinagar in 2014 and repeated the feat the following year. Her first international medal came in 2014 when she returned from the Asian Championships with a bronze medal in the 49kg category. She won a silver medal in the 60kg category the following year. He also won a bronze medal at the National Championships in 2015.

After winning bronze, she tested positive for meldonium, a drug that was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency in 2016. Subsequently, the wrestler faced a four-year ban. Meldonium is the same drug that put tennis superstar Maria Sharapova in trouble.

After winning a cadet medal and a bronze medal at the National Championships in 2015, she was supposed to get a job in the Railways, but lost her chance after a doping ban. However, Nisha Dahiya made a comeback in 2019 after winning the Under-23 National Championships in October and the 65kg gold medal in Jalandhar. During the period of the ban, Nisha thought of quitting the sport and gradually left her close friends to her. But according to Scroll.in, she didn’t give up and stopped.

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik supported her during the ban. She was able to train with Sakshi in Rohtak and even attended national camps with Sakshi.

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