In a shocking development, Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh has been accused of sexually harassing his long-time girlfriend in a complaint filed at a police station in Ludhiana. The woman, Ashpal Bhogal - a British citizen and a hockey player herself, filed a complaint at the Koom Kalan police station at Sri Bhaini Shaib in Ludhiana on Tuesday against the Indian skipper alleging he had backed out of their relationship and was refusing to marry her now. The girl said that she was engaged to Sardar for four years and he mentally and physically harassed her.
According to a report in the Times of India, Ashpal, who was born in England, was the first British Asian woman to represent England in hockey in 2010 as part of junior women's hockey team and plays club hockey in the Investec Women's Premier League for Beeston hockey club. The duo had met during the 2012 London Olympics, where India had finished last. This allegation comes as a big setback for the Indian captain who has been seen as a motivational and inspirational sportsperson and has set high standards for youngsters.