Model Tanya Singh’s Death: India U-19 WC Winner & IPL Player Under Police Radar

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Ahmedabad: In a twist in the investigation into model Tanya Singh’s death, Surat Police have issued an inquiry summons to up-and-coming cricketer Abhishek Sharma.

Police suspect a possible link of the Sunrisers Hyderabad allrounder and 2018 U-19 World Cup winner Abhishek in the tragic death of 28-year-old model Tanya, who was discovered hanging in her Surat residence two days ago.

According to Assistant Commissioner of Police VR Malhotra, preliminary findings indicate a friendship between Tanya and 23-year-old Abhishek.

A WhatsApp message, sent by the model to Abhishek, allegedly went unanswered.

“We have so far learnt that Abhishek Sharma was in friendship with the deceased model. More details will be known in the investigation,” said ACP Malhotra told mediapersons.

According to The Indian Express, Abhishek had blocked Tanya’s number and was not responding to her messages.

Tanya’s body was discovered by her father Bhanwar Singh on Monday morning when he went to wake her up. A model and fashion designer with a significant number of followers on different social media platforms, Tanya lived with her parents.

No suicide note was found, police said.

Who is Abhishek Sharma?

Abhishek, who plays domestic cricket for Punjab, began his IPL career with Delhi Capitals, who acquired him for Rs 55 lakh in the players’ auction. He moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in 2019 and has been a part of the Hyderabad-based franchise till now.

In the 2022 mega auction, SRH bought him for a whopping Rs 6.5 crore.

Abhishek was a key member of India’s Under-19 World Cup-winning team six years ago, which was led by Prithvi Shaw and also featured Shubman Gill.

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