1. Indian women Kabaddi coach Sunil Dabas attacked in Gurugram; Padma Shri awardee admitted to hospital

Indian women Kabaddi coach Sunil Dabas attacked in Gurugram; Padma Shri awardee admitted to hospital

Padma Shri awardee and Kabaddi coach Sunil Dabas on Thursday alleged that a man tried to run a car over her after she tried to stop them from breaking her colony's gate.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 5, 2017 10:29 PM
Kabbadi team coach Sunil Dabas admitted in a hospital due to trauma suffered after some miscreants allegedly tried to crush her with a car near Mini Secretariat in Gurugram on Wednesday late night. (PTI Photo)

Padma Shri awardee and Kabaddi coach Sunil Dabas on Thursday alleged that a man tried to run a car over her after she tried to stop them from breaking her colony’s gate. While talking to ANI she said that around 30 men came to her house and misbehaved with her husband. After the incident, when she dialled 100, the police responded very late. “The Police came after 30 minutes and took me to the hospital,” she told ANI. Following the incident, an official at Shivaji Nagar police station said that they have received a written complaint and FIR has been lodged. The official went on to say that the investigation is underway. The police official also told ANI that they have received vehicles’ number and will trace the owners. As per News 18 report, Dabas is currently admitted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram. Interestingly, the number plate of the car of accused is from Chandigarh, the News18 report added. Sunil Dabas is a coach of national female Kabbadi team of India. She is has coached her team to win six gold medals comprising of Asian Games of 2010 and the World Cup of 2012. Notably, Dabas was awarded the Dronacharya Award in 2012 and Padma Shri award in 2014 by the Government of India.

As per Times of India report, earlier in August 2012 after her nomination for Dronacharya award, she said,”her dream has come true with the selection for the most prestigious award as I have been waiting for that for the last couple of years.” Dabas, who became the first woman kabaddi coach to have been chosen for the Dronacharya Award, said “Players have always been my priority and this recognition will, hopefully, help in raising the profile of Kabaddi in India,” as per TOI report.

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