A national-level volleyball player was beaten to death in front of her teammates at Notunpukur, on the outskirts of Kolkata on Friday.
Sangita Aich (14), represented India at the U-14 level twice, and was a stalwart of Bengal junior setup. According to police reports, she was allegedly murdered by her stalker Subrata Sinha (20), for thwarting his advances on several occasions.
According to a report in Sportskeeda, Sinha reached Sangita’s training camp early on Friday, demanding to meet her. Upon refusal, he approached her with a cleaver and slashed her multiple times. Sangita’s teammates tried to stop Sinha, by hitting him with a chair, but the beating was to no avail. A petrified Sangita ran towards her home, located 200m away from the camp. However, Sinha caught up and bludgeoned her to death.
Bengal junior Coach, Swapan Das told Sportskeeda, "He came out of nowhere, I asked him to leave, but he brought his cleaver out and starting hitting Tina (Sangita), I ran to her aid and hit him with a chair, but he was in a fit of rage. He chased her down and slashed her multiple times before running away.
A resident of Shyamnagar, Sangita’s parents revealed that Sinha had threatened her on multiple occasions. He had even called their house several times.
The Police have begun their search, but are yet to find the alleged perpetrator. Sangita’s parents were in no condition to comment on the matter.