Gururam/New Delhi: The promising 20-year-old hockey player, Jyoti Gupta who represented the women's national team and was seen as a future star, was found dead on the railway tracks in Haryana's Rewari here on Wednesday.
According to police version, she committed suicide, going by the account of the driver of the Chandigarh-Jaipur Intercity Express, who reported that she had "suddenly appeared" before the train when it was crossing the Jhajjar Road overbridge, near Rewari station, around 8.30pm. The driver called Government Railway Police (GRP), which found the hockey player's body at the spot. "He said he tried to pull the brakes but the girl came in front of the train before it could be stopped," said Ranveer Singh, SHO, GRP Rewari.
Jyoti had last spoken to her family, which is based in Sonepat, around 7pm on Wednesday to tell them she was getting late because her bus had stopped. Around 10.30pm, when her mother called on her phone, it was a GRP official who received it, and informed her of her daughter's death, said sourced.
Earlier this year, Jyoti, who is a striker, had attended a three-month-long national coaching camp at Himachal Pradesh's Shilaroo in June ahead of last month's World Hockey League Semifinals in Johannesburg, and was due to join another camp later in August. On Wednesday morning, she had gone to her local coaching academy in the Sonepat Industrial Area, and returned home afterwards. She told her parents she was going to Rohtak to get some corrections made in her class X and XII marksheets.