The Indian sporting fraternity was left in absolute shock on Wednesday with the reports of the death of a young wrestler doing rounds on social media. It was reported earlier on the day that India's national-level wrestler Nisha Dahiya and her brother were shot dead at Sushil Kumar Wrestling Academy in Sonepat's Halalpur, Haryana.
In no time, the people took to social media to express their views on the reported incident. However, much to everyone's relief, it was later confirmed that it was fake news and the athlete in question is indeed safe.
With various media houses reporting the news of the incident, it was Olympian Sakshi Malik who revealed that it was actually fake news. She posted a photo with fellow wrestler Nisha Dahiya and stated, "She is alive."
This is fake news, I am perfectly fine: Nisha Dahiya
With the fake news spreading everywhere very quickly, the young wrestler herself took the initiative to put an end to all the rumours. Nisha Dahiya posted a video on her Instagram account clarifying the fact that she is alive.
"Hello, mera naam Nisha hai aur main senior nationals khelne aayi hu Gonda mein aur main bilkul theek hu." (Hello, my name is Nisha and I have come to participate in senior nationals at Gonda and I am all right). Reflecting on the rumours doing the rounds on social media about her death, she clarified, "Ye fake news hai, main bilkul theek hu." (This is fake news, I am perfectly fine)
She was accompanied by Sakshi Malik in her video, who might have played a huge role in helping her fellow wrestler deal with this unfortunate situation.
Watch the video here:
Senior Wrestling Nationals to begin from November 19
It must be noted that Nisha Dahiya recently clinched a bronze medal in 65 kg at Wrestling U-23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. She is now set to take part in senior wrestling nationals which are scheduled to take place from November 19 to 21 at Nandini Nagar Sports Complex, Nawabganj, Gonda (Uttar Pradesh). Fans would be hoping that the young wrestler can get over the whole incident and can get her focus back on the event as she will be a key contender to bag a medal in the nationals.