Indian Hockey skipper Sardar Singh accused of sexual harassment
The Indian hockey captain could be in trouble, ahead of an important season.
Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh has come under the scanner after an international player of Indian origin, has reportedly filed a complaint against the 29-year-old, with the Ludhiana Police accusing him of sexual harassment, the Indian Express reports.
The woman said that the two met during the London Olympics and had been engaged for the last 4 years and added that Sardar had forced her to abort their child last year.
"I met him during the London Olympics and we got to know each other better after that. We got engaged but in 2015 I got pregnant. He told me to abort the child, which I did against my wishes and without getting support from anyone," she told the Indian Express.
The woman also added following the abortion, the midfielder had been ignoring her.
“He has been ignoring me and has refused to marry me after that incident. He has harassed me emotionally, physically and mentally,” she claimed.
She further added that during the Indian team’s Hockey World League semfinals in Belgium last year, she had called the police to the hotel where the team was residing.
Responding to the complaint filed by the woman, the Ludhiana Police Commissioner P S Umranangal said that the two met during their visit to a religious guru and added that an FIR is yet to be registered and investigation on the matter was currently on.
“The woman has alleged sexual harassment and filed a written complaint against national hockey captain Sardar Singh. The maternal family of the player lives near Bhaini Sahib and the woman has alleged that they met during visits to this religious sect guru. FIR has not been registered as investigation is going on,” he said.
Sardar is presently part of the Jaypee Punjab Warriors squad, at the ongoing Hockey India League.