Athlete Santhi Soundarajan files harassment complaint

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Athlete Santhi Soundarajan files harassment complaint

Athlete Santhi Soundarajan, a recipient of several medals in multiple international sporting events, including the South Asian Games, who has been working as a coach in the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDATN), filed a harassment complaint against a male colleague on Thursday, alleging that the latter passed casteist remarks at the athlete who belongs to a Scheduled Caste community and had been making fun of her ‘gender.’

In her complaint to a top official of the SDATN, Santhi alleged that her colleague had been continuously making casteist remarks against her in office and spreading rumours about her gender, saying she was not a woman and did not look like one.

Meanwhile, SDATN Member Secretary Reeta Harish Thakkar has said that a fair enquiry would be made into the matter.