Police sources said that they have recovered a suicide note jointly signed by the four girls, who consumed a poisonous fruit on Wednesday.

One of the girls died early on Thursday while others are undergoing treatment at the Alapuzha Medical College hospital. The students were inmates of the SAI hostel.

Police said the note mentions that "small mistakes have been blown up by them".

This was the only sentence that can be attributed to the horrific suicide pact. Even though certain other issues have been mentioned in the note, they cannot be construed as harassment, police said, adding, this was only a preliminary assumption.

The incident came a day after the young athletes of the SAI centre were found to have consumed beer and were reportedly questioned by seniors. This apparently had upset them.

The water training centre at Punnamada is located in an island in the Vembanad lake.

Meanwhile, rattled Sports Ministry launched an inquiry and promised the strictest possible action against any SAI official found guilty.

One of the athletes, a 15-year-old, died early and three others, all undergoing training at Water Sports Centre of SAI in Alapuzha, were hospitalised after they ate a poisonous fruit in an apparent suicide pact following alleged harassment by seniors.
The Sports Ministry swung into action by ordering an inquiry and directing SAI Director General Injeti Srinivas to rush to Kerala for an on the spot assessment.
"I am deeply aggrieved by the incident that has happened in Kerala. The young girl who has died was a very promising sportsperson. It is a big loss to the country in general and Sports Authority of India and sports fraternity in particular. I convey my condolences to the bereaved family. We will give all possible help to the bereaved family," Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said in a statement.

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