In a shocking incident, a National level wrestler from Jharkhand, Vishal Kumar, died after he was reportedly electrocuted inside the Jaipal Singh Stadium complex in Ranchi on August 8. According to The Pioneer, Vishal was spotted by the locals lying unconscious. He was later taken to nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
“It is extremely unfortunate. I don’t know why he went to the office which is sunk in deep waters. The situation of the stadium is pathetic and the building is in ruins. We have demanded Rs 10 lakh compensation from the government for the kin of Kumar,” The Pioneer quoted State Wrestling Association president Bhola Nath Singh.
The association has announced Rs 1 lakh interim relief to the bereaved family of Vishal and Rs 10,000 will be given every month to the family till one of Kumar’s four sisters gets a job.
The 22-year-old player had started his career in 2005 and had recently taken part in the national level competition at Uttar Pradesh, said association members. Vishal stood fourth in the last senior national wrestling championship.
Vishal Kumar was the lone earning member of his family of six which has three unmarried sisters. His father Bhikhan Ram Verma is an aged man and is unemployed.