A wrestler named Nisha Dahiya and her brother were shot dead by unknown assailants at an academy here on Wednesday.
The murdered woman’s identity caused huge confusion as several reports mistook her for the under-23 world championship bronze-medallist of the same name.
The killed siblings’ mother also sustained injuries as assailants opened fire at them and has been admitted at the PGIMS hospital in Rohtak, the police said.
Sonepat Assistant Superintendent of Police Mayank Gupta confirmed the death of Nisha and her brother Suraj.
The incident took place at the Sushil Kumar Wrestling Academy in Sonepat’s Halalpur.
There was chaos as several website reports identified Dahiya as the world medallist, who had been congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi just this morning for her performance in Belgrade some days back.
The Wrestling Federation of India shared a video in which the fast-rising wrestler can be seen stating that she is in Gonda for the National Championships and is fine.
“The girl who died was a newcomer hailing from Halalpur village in Sonepat.She is also Nisha Dahiya but not the one who went to the U-23 World championship,” coach Randhir Malik, who travelled with the Indian women’s team to Belgrade, said.“That Nisha is safe.”

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