Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar has been arrested in Delhi in connection with the murder of a fellow wrestler.


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

Silver Olympic medallist Kumar, 37, at that point purportedly went on the run, traversing India.

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Kumar’s legal advisors said he was guiltless and blamed police for predisposition, as per AFP news office.

Another grappler engaged with the battle at Chhatrasal Stadium, who has been getting treatment for their wounds, recognized the supposed assailants to officials, police said.

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

“We have recorded articulations of the 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 additionally 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 disclosed to AFP news office: “We have kept up from the primary day that [Kumar] should join the police test, and communicate his perspective.

“On the off chance that he hadn’t gone on the run there wouldn’t have been any warrants or compensation 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.

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 hooligans”.

This case is the second including a homicide in the Indian wrestling world in not more than months.

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

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