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  • I was locked in a room for not accepting my parents' marriage proposal: National level player

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    Haryana's national level woman, Kabaddi player said in a letter to Chief Minister Manhohar Lal Khattar that she was locked in a room for not marrying according to her parents' wish and they asked her to continue studies and sports, took lot of her efforts to move out of the room. 
    She has represented her state in many tournaments also claimed that in September, her father took her to Karnal and tried to force her to marry a man much older to her. After she denied the proposal, she was locked up in Karnal for several days, she alleges. Her parents once again came to take her from rented quarters in Rohtak.
    She has also approached the Haryana Women's Commission for helping her, alleging that she fears for her life and calling for action against her parents.
    "I have faced several hardships in my sporting career but persevered till I represented Haryana at the national level," she wrote in her letter.
    Sportswomen from Haryana have made the country proud but in recent years, several cases of atrocities indicate that very little has changed for women in the state. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, most cases of sexual assault on women have been reported from Haryana in 2016.
    In December and January, many gang-rapes and murders were reported in the state which has always struggled with its sex ratio.
    (With agency inputs)