India hockey captain accused of 'attempt to rape'

India hockey captain accused of 'attempt to rape' (File) Sardar Singh | PTI

Sardar Singh, the captain of India's hockey team, has been accused of attempt to rape and sexual harassment by a British hockey player of Indian origin. The 21-year-old has filed a complaint with the Ludhiana police. The Punjab Police said they are investigating the complaint of "sexual exploitation".

The woman said that Singh had got engaged to her in the presence of his family in 2014, but had later refused to marry her. In the complaint the woman states that Singh got her pregnant and forced her to abort the pregnancy.

Investigation of the case has been marked to the Koom Kalan police station in Ludhiana district. Sardar Singh is a deputy superintendent of police in Punjab. The FIR has not been registered yet and the police said the case would be registered "after verifying the facts". The woman had complained to Ludhiana Police Commissioner P. S. Umranangal who marked the enquiry into it.

The complaint has been made by the woman who hails from Leeds in England and was the first Sikh player in the Britain under-19 women's hockey team, said the police in Ludhiana.

The complainant said that she met Sardar in 2012 after becoming friends through a social networking site.

(With inputs from IANS)

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