National level woman footballer dies of dengue

Varanasi:National woman footballer Poonam Chauhan has died of dengue during her treatment at a private hospital here.

She was 29.

Poonam, who played for the Indian football team in 2010, passed away here last night. She was admitted in the hospital about a week ago.

She was a part of the team that had won a gold medal at the South Asian games. She also played for the UP state football team and was one of its most crucial members.

Poonam was currently working as a football trainer at Varanasi’s Sigra stadium.

She was cremated at Manikarnika ghat today.