Sunday, April 14

Gold medalist Chaudhary found dead

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Weightlifter Sanju Chaudhary, a gold medalist of the 13th South Asian Games, has been found dead at her rented room in Lalitpur on Tuesday. Chaudhary was undergoing training for the upcoming Asian Games and was living in a rented room at the house of weightlifting coach Sanjay Maharjan at Lubhu, Lalitpur.    

Mahalaxmi Police Post in-charge Senior Sub Inspector Santosh Baral confirmed that Chaudhary was found dead at her room at 5:30 am this morning. Baral informed that the door of the room was locked from inside. According to the preliminary investigation of police, Chaudhary is believed to have committed suicide.

The 23-year-old Chaudhary had arrived in the capital from Banke a few days ago for the closed-camp training of the 19th Asian Games.

She had won the gold medal under 59 kg women category in the 13th South Asian Games held in Nepal in 2019.  She is the first woman weighlifter of Nepal to win gold in the South Asian Games.

General Secretary of Nepal Weightlifting Association and former chief coach Partha Sarathi Sen Gupta said that he had met Chaudhary at the house of Maharjan during a party on Monday and her condition appeared to be normal.

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