Narsingh was tested positive for anabolic steroid methandienone which helps build muscle and enhance performance. He had failed the test during a routine sampling on July 5 and had alleged foul play, claiming someone spiked his food. He, reportedly, also filed a written police complaint for the same.
Yadav is now set to meet NADA panel for final hearing in the matter, while India has chosen Parveen Rana as his replacement.
The teen is said to be younger brother of another international wrestler, who is in the super-heavyweight category. The teen himself is a wrestler and part of the junior national team. He trains regularly at SAI Centre.
The teen had allegedly broken into Narsingh’s room few weeks back, contaminated his supplements and when caught said he was looking for someone else.
File photo of Narsingh Yadav training at SAI centre, Sonepat. Indian Express
Same reports also suggest that the teen has already confessed to his crime.