Aspiring shooter Konica Layak, who was gifted rifle by Sonu Sood dies by suicide
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New Delhi: In yet another incident that has sent shock waves in the shooting sports community, aspiring shooter Konica Layak has died by suicide.
Konica, who was training with the former Olympian and Arjuna Award winner Joydeep Karmakar in Kolkata, hanged herself in her hostel room, as per local reports.
Konica, who had been using an old rifle from either her coach or from friends for the state and as well as national tournaments, was gifted a brand new rifle by actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood in March after a social worker tagged him on the social media about her struggles.
Following which, Joydeep took her into the academy on minimal costs. The rifle ace told media that Konica was irregular in attending her training sessions for the last 10 days.
“This is shocking news to all of us. She was doing okay in practice but of late she was missing her sessions a lot due to one reason or the other,” Joydeep said.