Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh denies he sexually assaulted girlfriend

Mumbai (PTI): Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh, who has been accused by his long-time girlfriend of ‘attempt to rape’ in a complaint filed at a police station in Ludhiana, has denied the charges.
The girl, who also claims to be Sardar’s fiancee, has also accused Sardar of ‘blackmail, mental harassment and physical harassment,’ reported IBNLive.
Sardar, who is currently playing for Punjab Warriors in the ongoing Hockey India League (HIL), has denied assault reports, says NDTV.

“I know her, but it’s wrong to say that I have assaulted her. I am sad to hear about such a thing.” Sardar said to the channel. The veteran midfielder said he is ‘focused on Rio Olympics and will take legal recourse’.
“I will speak to my lawyer about the issue. My focus is on Rio Games,” Sardar said.
The girl, an Indian origin Britisher who is a hockey player as well in the UK and met Sardar during the 2012 London Olympics. She filed a complaint on February 1 at the Kum Kalan Police Station in the Ludhiana city.
In her complained, the girl also alleged that Sardar got her pregnant and she later got an abortion done upon his insistence, stating, they got engaged but later he refused to marry her, reported Hindustan Times.
A formal complaint in the case would be registered following a preliminary investigation.
She is reportedly flying back to the UK after filing the complaint and says her family is with her in the steps she has taken against Sardar, said report.
“The British High Commission advised me to go to India and take up the case. My parents are in the UK. They are supporting me and are always there with me,” said a report quoting her.
She added that she had called police at India’s team hotel during the World Hockey League in Antwerp last year, when Sardar allegedly assaulted her.