Tripura U-19 cricketer Ayanti Reang found dead

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Tripura U-19 cricketer Ayanti Reang found dead
In a shocking incident, Tripura U-19 cricketer Ayanti Reang, has been found dead at her residence on Tuesday (June 16), Tripura Cricket Association (TCA) secretary Timir Chanda confirmed. The 16-year-old was reportedly found hanging from the ceiling. There has been no official word regarding the cause of death. The youngest of four siblings, Ayanti was a member of the U-19 team for the past year and also played a T20 tournament for the state in the U-23 age group.

“It is really unfortunate. I am still in shock. We don’t know the reason for her death but she was perfectly fine till last season. She was very promising. The news has left us in deep shock,” Chanda told IANS from Agartala.

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“She was doing perfectly fine till last season and then everything was closed because of the lockdown. We conducted some online classes but we were not aware of her family problems,” Chanda said when asked if she had any family or mental issues due to the lockdown. Ayanti hailed from the Reang tribe from Tainani village under Udaipur subdivision, about 90 kilometers from state capital Agartala.

According to a report from, Ayanti was in a state of depression over the lack of opportunity to practice and play cricket during the lockdown and was confined in her home. It was also understood that there was a quarrel between her parents on Monday (June 15) night over a trifling matter and while trying to pacify and disengage both, Ayanti was reportedly abused and ill-treated by her father. She also used to play club football for Champamura Club.