Girls Footballers Allege Assault By Drunk Official In Goa Lodge Room

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By Calvin S. Nelson

Two ladies footballers of Khad FC, a Himachal Pradesh-based membership, have introduced some critical allegations in opposition to Deepak Sharma, an govt committee member of the All India Soccer Federation – the governing physique of the game within the nation. Based on the footballers, Sharma assaulted them in a resort room throughout the ongoing Indian Girls’s League 2 in Goa. The footballers lodged a criticism with the AIFF on Friday whereas the assault is alleged to have taken place at a Goa resort room on Thursday.

Based on the footballers, Sharma was offended as a result of they had been getting ready meals and bodily assaulted them. Sharma is common secretary of the Himachal Pradesh Soccer Affiliation and deputy chairman of the AIFF’s competitions committee.

The footballers additionally alleged that Sharma was drunk when the incident occurred and that he was ingesting in entrance of them whereas they had been travelling from Himachal Pradesh to Goa.

One of many footballers, Palak Verma talked to Perrinworlds concerning the incident. “That day, I used to be injured and had introduced eggs in my room. At round 10:30-11 pm, I used to be within the kitchen with one other woman, getting ready eggs. At the moment, sir referred to as us to his room. The opposite woman went to his room and he or she was requested about what we had been doing. She advised him that egg was being ready. Sir scolded the woman after which referred to as me in. He requested in a impolite manner on why I used to be getting ready egg and if I used to be ‘particular’.

“Sir was drunk,” she added.

“I defined to him that meals had completed and that is why I used to be getting ready egg within the room. He was drunk that point. He advised me to throw away the eggs. I began crying and got here to my room and banged the door. On listening to that, sir rushed to the room and with out knocking entered the room. He got here and bodily assaulted me. My roommate stopped him after which he went away.

“After that her spouse, who can be the supervisor of the membership, Nandita got here and pressurised us. She advised us that we haven’t any sanskaar. Now we have lodged criticism with GFA and AIFF. They got here for investigation. They advised Sharma to provide a written letter saying, we might not be harmed. My age is 21 years. We’re being pressurised to remove our criticism.”

Palak added she has not been capable of sleep after the incident. They have not been capable of play additionally as they don’t seem to be in the correct psychological body.

Speaking concerning the incident, Jonathan D’Sousa, GFA vice-president mentioned: “After receiving the criticism, I met the events. A report will likely be despatched to the AIFF for needed motion. I went to the resort at evening too and I felt that from the GFA’s perspective, it was necessary to lodge a police criticism. However our function was restricted as we’re not the victims and might’t file FIR. However we’ve forwarded the criticism of the woman to the police and intimated them concerning the incident to make sure security of the ladies.

“Miss Valenka Alemao (head of AIFF ladies’s soccer committee) additionally met the ladies. She took the ladies inside a room the place no different individual was current. We hope the ladies get justice.”

Deepak Sharma has been referred to as for questioning on the Mapusa police station primarily based on the criticism by Goa Soccer Affiliation. AIFF is but to react on the entire challenge.

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