HYDERABAD: Media reports of National level wrestler Nisha Dahiya and her brother Suraj shot dead in Haryana's Sonipat by unknown assailants, created a flutter on social media Wednesday 10th November. Many reputed media houses reported the incident claiming that Nisha was shot while she was returning home from Sushil Kumar Wrestling Academy in Sonipat's Halalpur.

It was also reported that their bodies were sent for postmortem and that Nisha's mother was admitted to Rohtak's PGI Hospital in a critical condition.

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FACT CHECK:

The claim is false.

Nisha Dahiya refuted the claim and clarified in a video via Wrestling Federation of India that she is alive and absolutely fine. She says that she is in Gonda currently for a tournament.

Wrestler Nisha Dahiya, brother shot dead in Haryana's Sonepat

Wrestler Sakshi Malik, a close friend of Nisha Dahiya, tweeted a photo with Nisha and said, "She is alive."

It has been found that the wrestler who was killed at a local academy was another Nisha Dahiya and not the national-level wrestler athlete as claimed. The Coach who travelled with the Indian team told PTI that the wrestler who was shot dead in Sonepat was a newcomer named Nisha Dahiya and not the U-23 world championship bronze-medalist.

The SP of Sonipat, Rahul Sharma also tweeted saying, "This Nisha Dahiya (shot dead) & medalist wrestler Nisha Dahiya are 2 different people. The medalist wrestler belongs to Panipat & is at an event now."

Evidently, it is clear that no such attack took place on National level wrestler Nisha Dahiya and her family. The U-23 world championship bronze-medalist is alive.

Thus, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Wrestler Nisha Dahiya, brother shot dead in Haryanas Sonepat
Claimed By :  Social media users and media organizations
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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