The 60th National Shooting Championships in Pune witnessed a shocking altercation and scuffle between two participants. A national level shooter hit Olympian Sanjeev Rajput, who according to Mumbai Mirror, 'fled' the spot soon after. He also skipped participating in the 10 metre air rifle final.
According to Mumbai Mirror, the shooter had filed a rape complaint against Rajput in Delhi, earlier this month. Mirror reports: "The local police had to be called in, but Rajput managed to slip out in the melee and later went untraceable and switched off his phone. He missed his 10m Air Rifle final scheduled for 10.30 am. Rajput, an Arjuna awardee, was booked on rape charges following a complaint by victim at Delhi's Chanakyapuri police station on December 4."
Rajput and the shooter were in a relationship in the past. Rajput had allegedly promised to marry her but later failed to honour his promise.
The shooter has now filed a new complaint in Pune.
Various versions of the event are doing the rounds. While some witnesses have said that the shooter jumped on Rajput the moment he entered the stadium, others say that the latter taunted her, following which she lost her cool.
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