Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar has been arrested by Delhi police in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old wrestler. Sushil escaped arrests but was caught on his way to meet someone in West Delhi.
Wrestler Sushil Kumar was arrested in Delhi in connection with a murder case (Photo credit: Instagram)
- Wrestler Sushil Kumar was arrested by Delhi police in West Delhi
- Sushil was riding a scooter with his partner when he was caught by police
- In an effort to escape arrest, Sushil was constantly changing locations
After being on the run for over a week, wrestler Sushil Kumar was arrested by Delhi police Sunday in connection with the murder case involving a 23-year-old wrestler following a brawl at Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi.
The two-time Olympic medalist and his partner Ajay Kumar were arrested in Mundka, a city in west Delhi. As it turned out, Sushil and his partner left their car and rode a scooter as they went to meet someone in the nation’s capital before being arrested.
In order to escape arrest, Sushil was constantly changing locations. It emerged that Sushil had left for Haridwar and Rishikesh after the death of Sagar Rana, the 23-year-old wrestler on May 5. He returned to Delhi later but was not found at his residence when Delhi police raided his home.
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Sushil Kumar (face wrapped in a towel) was arrested this morning by the Delhi Police Special Cell. pic.twitter.com/Pc5DiLd2yx
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Previously, Delhi police announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to the arrest of Sushil Kumar.
Notably, photos of the decorated wrestler sitting in his car emerged from information viewed by India Today from a toll plaza in Meerut. Police added that the photo is from May 6, a day after international wrestler Rana was murdered following a fight. Delhi Police were trying to track the car using this photo.
A murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy FIR has been registered against Sushil kumar. Last week, a Delhi court issued an arrest warrant for Sushil and six others in connection with the Chhatrasal Stadium brawl days after a lookout was issued against the two-time Olympic medalist in the same. case.
Sagar Rana had trained at Chhatrasal Stadium where Sushil had been a respected figure. Sagar died as two of the young wrestler’s friends were injured after being assaulted by Sushil and other wrestlers on May 4.
Victims of the case alleged that Sushil was present at the scene where the incident took place. The victims, in their statements, alleged that Sushil and his associates abducted Sagar from his home in Model Town to teach him a lesson for manhandling him in front of other wrestlers, police said.
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