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Taking all steps to prevent repetition of SAI tragedy: Sonowal

Four athletes living in the SAI hostel attempted to take their own lives by consuming poisonous fruit, and one succumbed to her injuries.

People protest outside the SAI headquarters in Kerala following a suicide attempt by athletes

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The central government on Sunday said it would take all possible steps to avoid repetition of the SAI Water Sports Centre tragedy in Kerala where four girls attempted suicide by consuming a poisonous fruit earlier this month, following allegations of harassment by hostel authorities.

One of the girls, named Aparna, succumbed to her injuries and passed away later in the hospital.

"The inquiry is still on. We're taking all possible measures so that there's no repeat of this type of a tragedy in any part of the SAI centre or country," union Minister of state for Sports Sarbananda Sonowal said here.

The four young girl athletes in Vembanad had on May 6 consumed some poisonous fruit on being reprimanded by the water sports centre authorities for consuming beer. Aparna passed away on May 7. 

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