Pakistani boxer, Zohaib Rasheed, goes missing in Italy after stealing money from teammate’s bag

The Pakistan Amateur Boxing Federation stated on Tuesday that a Pakistani boxer who had stolen money from a teammate’s bag had disappeared in Italy.

Zohaib Rasheed travelled to Italy to compete in a qualifying tournament for the Olympics. According to a senior federation official, they reported the incident to the Pakistani Embassy in Italy and also filed a police report.

The national federation’s secretary, Colonel Nasir Ahmed stated, “It is most embarrassing for the federation and country the way Zohaib Rasheed has behaved as he had gone there as part of a five-member squad to take part in an Olympic qualifying tournament.”

Zohaib was regarded as a rising talent in Pakistan after winning a bronze medal in the Asian Boxing Championships last year.

Nasir stated that a female boxer, Laura Ikram, had gone out for training, and Zohaib took her room keys from the front desk and her foreign currency from a purse before leaving the hotel.

“The police have been informed and they are now searching for him but he is not in contact with anyone,” Nasir said.

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