A 59-year-old kabbadi coach with the Sports Authority of India, who was accused molesting a teenage girl at the training centre, committed suicide in a hotel room in Karnataka, the state police said on Tuesday.

“Rudrappa V Hosamani, a senior coach at SAI in Bengaluru, committed suicide by hanging himself in the hotel room in Harihara on Monday. He was accused of molestation,” said Davanagere Superintendent of Police R Chetan.

On October 13, Hosamani checked into the hotel and did not step out of his room for a long time, following which the staff alerted the police. Police said they broke open the door and found him hanging.

The alleged incident of molestation took place in the girls’ dressing room of the centre on October 9. SAI authorities were informed after the victim told her parents about it.

Subsequently, an internal probe was conducted and Hosamani was suspended, police said. A case was filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act against him based on their complaint.

Hosamani’s father has also lodged a complaint.