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Under-19 women cricketer Ayanti Reang commits suicide

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 June 2020, 9:49 IST

In yet another suicide case, a Tripura U-19 women’s cricket team player Ayanti Reang has allegedly committed suicide at her residence.

According to vernacular daily ‘Syandan’, the 16-year-old was found hanging from the ceiling of her room on Tuesday night.


However, the reason for this extreme step is still unknown. Ayanti was a member of Tripura’s Under-19 team for the last one year. She had also played a T20 tournament for the state in the U-23 age group.

Reang hailed from Tainani village under Udaipur sub-division, about 90 kilometers from state capital Agartala.

After her death condolence messages have started pouring in. Tripura Cricket Association secretary Timir Chanda said that the state has lost an upcoming talent.

"She has been part of the state team from Under-16 days. She was quite promising. The news has left us in deep shock," Chanda told PTI from Agartala.

On Ayanti’s mental health condition, Chanda said that she was doing perfectly fine till the last season and then everything was closed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

“We conducted some online classes but we were not aware of her family problems," Chanda added.

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First published: 18 June 2020, 9:49 IST
 
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