The National level shooter Konika Layak who was gifted rifle by Sonu Sood, takes her own life

written by Kirti Pathak | December 16, 2021

National level shooter, Konika Layak was found dead in an unfortunate incident. In the hostel room at Bally in Bengal’s Howrah district, the girl was found dead on Wednesday.

Young girl Konika represented her home state Jharkhand and was also in limelight in regard to Sonu Sood. The helping actor was touched by the struggles of Konika following which he gifted her a rifle in March.

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Belonging to Jharkhand, Konika was a 10-meter air-riffle state champion. After the suicide, a note was found by police reading that the young girl was unable to fulfill her parent's dream which is why she took this step.

Shooter Konika Layak took the big step by hanging herself after her roommates left. The body of the deceased has been taken for post mortem while her parents have reached from Jharkhand.

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The shooter was disqualified from the national championship at the G V Mavalankar pre-national event, as she was charged against the target hampering the case. The disqualification happened in the month of October about which former Olympian and Arjuna awardee and also Konika’s coach Joydeep Karmakar informed the news handles.

Talking more about Konika, Karmakar told that she was quite raw at the start, and in July, she joined his Kolkata training institute. Former Olympian also mentioned that after Konika got a rifle gift from Sonu Sood, he himself asked the young girl to join his institute with a 50% reduction in the fees.

Talking about her he said, “I cannot believe that she can die by suicide. Layak always wore a charming smile. She was neither an extrovert nor an introvert. There are around 300 students in my institute. It is difficult to say what is going on inside their minds but Layak never appeared to be a person suffering from depression. The setback at Mavalankar was definitely a humiliation but that happened two months ago.”

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In the last four-month, Konika is the fourth shooter who has died by suicide. Seeing this scenario, major concerns have been raised in concern to India’s shooting sports circle. In Punjab, three shooters took their lives with their own firearms in the month of September.

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