Thursday, 7 May 2015

Suicide pact between 4 Indian athletes leaves one dead

Four female teen athletes in India ate othalanga, a toxic local fruit which produces a potent poison with no known antidote, after a suicide pact.

One of the girls, 15 year old Aparna died after eating the fruits and the other three have been hospitalized  in the southern state of Kerala which is run by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

The girls were found unconscious in their hostel at the sports institute late on Wednesday. They  were rushed to the hospital where one girl was pronounced dead and the other three remain in a critical condition.

Officials said it was too early to speculate on the reason for the suicide pact by the teenagers who were training as rowers but the victims' relatives say the girls were mentally harassed by senior athletes and coaches at the institute.

The girls were all rowers and an inquiry into their deaths has been ordered.

So sad!

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