Ritika Phogat, the 17-year-old cousin of Indian star wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat passed away on Wednesday, March 17, reportedly due to suicide.
Reports claim that she took her own life after losing a wrestling match loss.
Ritika recently entered a competition in Bharatpur's Lohagarh Stadium. As per reports, on March 14 she had lost the final match by a single point which seems to have deeply upset her. An investigation is currently underway.
People across India have taken to Twitter to pay their condolences. Sister Ritu Phogat wrote on Twitter, "Rest in Peace choti behen Ritika. I still can't believe what just happened with you Will miss you forever. Om Shanti."
Ritika's death has once again sparked the debate about mental health and suicide on the internet. While some are honouring the skilful wrestler, others are opinionating that suicide is never an option. There seem to be diverse comments on the wrestler's death. However, everyone is fondly remembering Ritika, calling her an inspiration.
Here are some of the public reactions. Have a look.