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Olympian rower Bhokanal booked after wife complains of cruelty

Press Trust of India  |  Nashik 

and medallist Bhokanal has been booked for allegedly harassing his wife physically and mentally between December 22, 2017 and March 3 this year, a police said Friday.

Bhokanal's wife, who is a with Rural police, had lodged a complaint on Thursday night following which a case was registered under sections 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code, an said.

Bhokanal, a with the Army, is a resident of Talegaon in Chandvad tehsil of Nashik, he said.

"According to the complaint, he married the woman as per Hindu rituals and had promised her two times that he would marry her in a proper and public manner only to backtrack," the said.

He said the complaint was being probed and no arrest has been made so far.

Bhokanal was the only to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and also won gold gold in the 2018 in Men's Quadruple sculls.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 19:21 IST