Indian hockey player Varun Kumar, who is also an Arjuna Award winner, has been booked under the POCSO Act by the Bengaluru Police. As per some reports, the hockey player, Varun, is accused of harassing a minor.
Recently, the 22-year-old victim made allegations against Varun Kumar, saying that they met in 2018 when she was a minor, and then he promised her marriage and sexually abused her multiple times. There were speculations that Varun Kumar was on the run, but Hockey India rubbished the news and said that he is not absconding and is in Bhubaneshwar with the team.
What happened with Varun Kumar?
According to some reports, the Arjuna Award winner and hockey player, Varun Kumar, is booked under the POCSO Act. The victim is said to have been a minor when she was physically abused by the sportsperson. According to the 22-year-old victim, Varun was training at the Sports Academy of India (SAI) center in Bengaluru when she met him.
The victim said that she got in touch with Varun over social media, and he insisted on meeting her. The two became friends and got into a relationship. The victim also said that the player took her to a hotel in Jayanagar, Bengaluru, in July 2019. She claimed that Varun had physical relations with her; she first resisted his move but agreed with him as he promised to marry her.
It was also reported that they were together for five years, but he distanced himself from her after her father’s death and even threatened her to leak her photos over social media if she built pressure on him to continue their relationship. As per the police complaint, Varun is charged under the POCSO Act, and IPC sections 376 and 420 (cheating and dishonesty, including delivery of property), are imposed on him.
Who is Varun Kumar?
Varun Kumar is an Indian hockey player who won the Arjuna Award in 2021. Varunr was born and brought up in Punjab and made his hockey debut for India in 2017. He was born on July 25, 1995, and presently he is 28 years old.
Varun was on the Indian standby list for the Tokyo Olympics, and presently he is training with the national squad in Bhumneshwar for the upcoming FIH Pro League. Recently, he was promoted to the DSP of Punjab. Varun was inclined towards hockey since he was in school, and he represented his state in the Junior National Championship in 2012. With his impressive game, Varun was selected for the junior national team.
Varun Kumar was then selected by the Punjab Warriors in the Hockey India League. In 2014, Kumar was retained by the team and was also retained for two consecutive years, 2015 and 2016, in the league. Later, in the 2022 Asian Games, Varun won the gold medal in Hangzhou. However, details about Varun Kumar’s personal life are not known.
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