India's ace table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh had go to through a lot lately when he was embroiled in a case of domestic violence following being accused of rape of a minor. However, since his suspension has been revoked by TTFI, he claimed that he has his eyes set for a comeback in the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in June 2019.
Soumyajit stated, "All the allegations against me are false and me and my family have got bail. I will try to make a comeback in the Commonwealth Championships in July in Lucknow. I will try my best. But at the same time I'll have to appear in courts whenever they summon. With the bail, I can concentrate on playing again. It's a very difficult battle and I consider myself lucky that my family and well-wishers stand beside me. I'm grateful to them," he added.
A twisted controversy
Soumyajit was accused of rape by a girl in March 2018. However, the charges were dropped after he married her in August. It didn't stop here. Further, she had filed an FIR last week, accusing Ghosh and his family of domestic violence. Soumyajit and five of his relatives were charged under IPC sections 498A (physical and mental torture), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 195A (threatening to give false evidence) and 34 (common intention) at the Barasat court on January 16.
"We all made an effort to reunite but I'm clueless why all these allegations were made against us. I was really shocked to see the complaint. I'm innocent and waiting for the verdict," he concuded.
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Aditya Sahay, a former cricket reporter/writer and statistician, has shifted gears to other sports (primarily badminton, tennis, kabaddi, hockey, golf etc). While cricket remains his first love, he enjoys covering and writing on kabaddi, hockey and tennis. He dons Germanys jersey during FIFA and believes Dhoni Dhoni hai, isko (aur) mauka mila toh bahut aage jayega