National athlete Pooja meets watery grave in Bhopal

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Published on: 1 Aug 2016 7:33 AM GMT
National athlete Pooja meets watery grave in Bhopal
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Bhopal: Pooja Kumari, National steeplechase athlete, was drowned in a pond she fell into while clicking selfies with her peers in the campus of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) near Bhopal on Sunday.

  • Pooja along with her two friends went near a pond to take selfies.
  • 20-year old Pooja did not know swimming.
  • She was immediately taken to Chirayu hospital where she was declared dead.
  • Her body was later sent for postmortem.

Pooja belongs to Kashipur city in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand. She had been undergoing training at SAI for last two years.

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