Sushil Kumar accused of murder: The Delhi Police on Thursday said it is conducting raids in search of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and others in connection with a brawl that led to the death of a wrestler named Sagar Rana inside the Chhatrasal Stadium complex in north Delhi.
A senior police officer said Kumar, the only Indian to win two individual Olympic medals, is yet to join the investigation. Teams have been formed and raids are being conducted in Delhi and the neighbouring states, the police said. Additional DCP (North-West district) Dr Guriqbal Singh Sidhu said that Sushil Kumar was absconding.
“We have recorded the statement of one of the victims, Sonu Mahal, who made allegations against Sushil Kumar. We are conducting raids to nab Sushil Kumar. During the investigation, we have found so far that the assailants came from outside,” Sidhu said.
The 23-year-old, Sagar Rana, died and two of his friends got injured after they were allegedly brutally assaulted by other wrestlers inside the Chhatrasal Stadium. The incident occurred on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday over a dispute related to a property located in the Model Town area.
Prince Dalal (24), a resident of Haryana’s Jhajjar, has been apprehended in connection with the case and a double-barrel gun has been seized from his possession.
“We have found during investigation that a quarrel had allegedly taken place between Sushil Kumar, Ajay, Prince Dalal, Sonu, Sagar, Amit and others in the parking area of the stadium,” Sidhu said.
“Dalal was arrested from the spot and we seized his cellphone, two double-barrel guns along with seven live cartridges of 12 bore from his possession. After investigation, we have found that the guns were registered in the name of one resident of Ashoda village in Haryana’s Jhajjar,” police sources told the Indian Express.
According to the police investigation, Sushil Kumar was involved in the brawl and aided the murder of Sagar Rana. “In the initial probe, it has come out that…Sushil Pehelwan and his aides committed this crime…,” the FIR read that was filed by Assistant Sub-Inspector Jitendra Singh.