Bengaluru Police has registered a case under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act) against Arjun Award winning Indian hockey player Varun Kumar. A woman alleges that the player sexually assaulted her when she was a minor.

The age of the woman making the allegation is 22 years. The woman said in her complaint that she came in contact with Varun through Instagram in 2018. When she was 17 years old, Varun raped her several times after promising her marriage. Last Sunday itself, the Punjab government had promoted Jalandhar resident hockey player Varun Kumar to the post of DSP. The woman claims that she was 17 years old when she came in contact with Varun in 2018. At that time Varun was training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Varun was honored with the Arjuna Award in 2021.

According to a senior police officer, on the complaint of the woman, a case has been registered against the player under sections 376 (rape) and 420 (fraud and dishonesty). According to the woman, in July 2019, he took her to a hotel in Jayanagar, Bengaluru and had physical relations with her, being a minor. Promised to marry. After the death of the woman’s father, Varun went to meet her, but stopped talking. The woman said that the last time she went to the police, Varun started talking. Varun, who is included in India’s standby list for the Tokyo Olympics, is training with the national team in Bhubaneswar. There was speculation that Varun was absconding.