Arjuna Award winner BC Ramesh, who was the coach of Bengal Warriors in their Pro Kabaddi title winning season of 2019, has been arrested by the Bengaluru police for assaulting a female kabaddi player. The incident took place at the Karnataka Kabaddi Association, where the female kabaddi player complained that Ramesh and three other officials assaulted and molested her.
The complainant also claimed that one of the four men caught her T-shirt and attempted to molest her. In the CCTV footage, the two Kabaddi players can be seen having a heated argument. The other three accused have been identified as Narsimha, Muni Raju and Shanmudgam. BC Ramesh has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Ramesh was the coach of Bengal Warriors in the Pro Kabaddi League, and helped them win the title in 2019. Prior to this, he also coached the Bengaluru Bulls in Season 6- the year they won the title as well. As a player, Ramesh is an Asian Games gold medallist and is the organising secretary of the Kabaddi Association of Karnataka.
The woman who was the victim of this assault is Usha Rani. She is a 31-year-old kabaddi player from Karnataka who was part of the Indian squad when they won the silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games.
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