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Nisha Dahiya, a wrestler, was killed in Haryana’s Sonepat by her brother

Dhanpati, Nisha’s mother, was also hurt in the event and is currently in serious condition. She has been admitted to the PGI hospital in Rohtak.

The bodies of Nisha Dahiya and her brother Suraj have been sent to the Civil Hospital in Sonepat for a postmortem. The incident is still being investigated, and the reason for the shooting remains unknown.

Nisha Dahiya won a bronze medal in the 65 kg category at the Wrestling U-23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, on Friday. PM Narendra Modi commended her, as well as other female wrestlers, for their outstanding performance.

“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,” the PM had tweeted

Nisha Dahiya Career

Nisha Dahiya won gold at the cadet National Championships in Srinagar in 2014, and she repeated the feat the following year. In 2014, she won her first international medal, a bronze in the 49kg category at the Asian Championships. The following year, she took silver in the 60kg category. In 2015, she was also a bronze medalist in the National Championships.

She tested positive for meldonium after earning bronze, a medication that was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency in 2016. The wrestler was then subjected to a four-year suspension. Meldonium is the same medicine that landed tennis legend Maria Sharapova in hot water.

She was about to get a job with the Railways after winning cadet medals and a bronze medal at the National Championships in 2015, but the opportunity was lost due to the doping ban. Nisha Dahiya, on the other hand, made a comeback in 2019, winning the U-23 National Championships in October and a gold medal in the 65kg weight class in Jalandhar. During the ban, Nisha considered retiring from the sport, but her close friends gradually abandoned her. According to, she did not give up and persevered.

Sakshi Malik, a bronze medalist at the Rio Olympics, stood by her during the suspension. Sakshi allowed her to train with her in Rothak, and she even attended national camps with her.

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