Indian Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar arrested in murder case

Sushil Kumar

Olympic grappler Sushil Kumar has been captured in Delhi regarding the homicide of an individual grappler.

The person in question, Sagar Dhankhar, was beaten during a battle including rival grapplers at the capital’s wrestling foundation on 4 May, and later passed on.

Silver Olympic medallist Kumar, 37, at that point supposedly went on the run, bridging India.

Kumar’s legal advisors said he was guiltless and blamed police for predisposition, as indicated by AFP news organization.

Another grappler associated with the battle at Chhatrasal Stadium, who has been accepting treatment for their wounds, distinguished the supposed assailants to officials, police said.

Police at that point dispatched assaults in the Delhi district, and offered a $1,350 (£954) prize for any data prompting Kumar’s catch.

“We have recorded explanations of the relative multitude of casualties and they all made claims against Sushil Kumar,” senior cop Guriqbal Singh told Indian media.

Kumar won a free-form wrestling silver award at the 2012 London Olympics, and a bronze at Beijing four years sooner. He likewise won a world title, and gold decorations at the Commonwealth Games.

Dhankhar, just as being a previous junior public boss, was the child of a Delhi cop.

Delhi Police Deputy Commissioner Chinmoy Biswal additionally revealed to AFP news organization: “We have kept up from the principal day that [Kumar] should join the police test, and communicate his perspective.

“In the event that he hadn’t gone on the run there wouldn’t have been any warrants or prize for his capture. Whatever he needs to say, he should approach.”

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) said the game’s standing had been harmed by the situation.

Sushil Kumar pictured in 2019

Vinod Tomar, secretary of the WFI, told correspondents that Indian wrestling had been attempting to improve its name, with respect to a “long [time] grapplers were referred to just as a lot of thugs”.

This case is the second including a homicide in the Indian wrestling world in only months.

A wrestling trainer, Sukhwinder Mor, is presently anticipating preliminary for the homicide of five individuals in February, including an adversary mentor.

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