Are the Indian wrestlers not safe within their own country?Narsingh Pancham Yadav, the Indian wrestler, who was selected for participation in the 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is son of a milkman from Mumbai. He is employed as a DySP with the Maharashtra Government.
Narsingh was the only Olympian who represented Mumbai in London Olympics though was knocked out in his opening bout in the 74 kg freestyle match.
The official of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had feared chance of foul play if the wrestler stayed at SAI center at Sonepat, Haryana, and the Haryana Police was requested to provide additional security to ensure that he was not attacked or forcefully injured.
Though the physical security aspect was taken care of, but allegations of sabotage recently surfaced in the form of his failure in the dope test. It is said that the conspiracy was to keep him out of the Games and tarnish his image.
Are the Indian wrestlers not safe within their own country?