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Manipur's ace boxer Dingko Singh held for assaulting woman athlete

Imphal: Asian Games boxing gold medallist Dingko Singh has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman weightlifter in Manipur, police said Friday."Dingko surrendered to police Thursday evening after the family members of the female athlete
IANS January 17, 2014 13:22 IST
IANS
Imphal: Asian Games boxing gold medallist Dingko Singh has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman weightlifter in Manipur, police said Friday.

"Dingko surrendered to police Thursday evening after the family members of the female athlete registered a case against the boxer. He was arrested and likely to be produced before the court Friday," police said.

According to police, the incident took place Jan 13 at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal.

The victim alleged that she was assaulted by Dingko for scribbling his name on his car's dust-covered registration plate.

Dingko said the female athlete had written "Oja Dingko with love from ..."

However, the girl, 17, said she had written only "Oja Dingko".

The boxer, who is also a coach of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), had allegedly paraded all the women players of the Khuman Lampak hostel and asked them to write his name on a piece of paper. Subsequently, he singled out the victim claiming that it was she who had scribbled his name on the car's registration plate.