Renowned Indian wrestling champion Nisha Dahiya has announced and assured the world that she is alive and well after a case of mistaken identity made mainstream media report her murdered.
She had won bronze just recently at the Under-23 world championships in Belgrade, spent Wednesday training for an upcoming national competition.
‘Although, by evening she was shocked to learn that several news outlets had reported her dead, after the murder of a trainee wrestler with the same name at a training institute in the northern state of Haryana.
The victim’s brother was also killed, local media reported. Several outlets had declared the victim’s namesake dead before she posted a video on Instagram to announce that she was “absolutely fine”.
“Obviously everybody is happy to realise that I am alive. I am preparing for the tournament now,” the former Under-23 national champion mentioned to the Press Trust of India.
It was a “perfect and happy ending” for Nisha Dahiya as she emerged national champion in the women’s 65kg category a day after her dramatic “murder story” turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.
The title clash ended in just 30 seconds with Nisha, the U23 world championship bronze medallist, pinning her rival Jaspreet Kaur from Punjab.
Except for her semifinal against Haryana’s Priyanka, it turned out to be an easy day in the office for the 23-year-old Nisha, who represents Railways.