Bhubaneswar: Athlete Dutee Chand today accused her elder sister of blackmailing her.
“My elder sister knew my same-sex relationship. She used to blackmail and threaten me that she would malign my images. Recently, she demanded Rs 25 lakh. Unable to bear the trauma, I revealed my same-sex relationship,” said Dutee in a press conference here.
“As a daughter, I have done my duty and stood by family, built a house and even gifted a car to my sister,” said she.
On Sunday, Dutee had revealed that she has been in a same-sex relationship with a girl from her village Chaka Gopalpur village in Jajpur district the past three years thereby inviting the ire of the family.
“As adult, I have every right to take my own decision. We are happy together. I am not committing any mistakes that are illegal,” said Dutee.
After Dutee revealed her same-sex relationship, her family members alleged that she is being misguided by some people, including the parents of the girl with whom the ace sprinter is in relationship.