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Wrestlers Murder: Delhi Police conduct raids to trace ‘suspect’ Olympian Sushil Kumar

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Wrestlers Murder: Delhi Police conduct raids to trace 'suspect' Olympian Sushil Kumar. Pic/Twitter
Wrestlers Murder: Delhi Police conduct raids to trace ‘suspect’ Olympian Sushil Kumar. Pic/Twitter

Srinagar, May 6: Delhi Police on Thursday conducted raids to trace two time Olympic medalist Wrestler Sushil Kumar who has been named as suspect in a murder of another Wrestler at Chhatrasal Stadium premises Delhi on Tuesday .

A 23-year-old former junior national champion, Sagar Kunar was beaten to death in a clash involving two groups.

“We are probing the role of Sushil Kumar as allegations have been made against him. We sent our team to his house but he was found to be missing. We are looking for him. Several teams have been formed to trace the accused persons,” Additional DCP (north-west) Dr Guriqbal Singh Sidhu was quoted by Indian Express.

“In the initial probe, it has come out that…Sushil Pehelwan (Kumar) and his aides committed this crime…,” Indian Express Report quoted the FIR in the case registered on the basis of a PCR call and filed by Assistant Sub-Inspector Jitendra Singh.

The FIR states that two others were injured in the incident that lasted four hours. They told police that they were “physically assaulted”, it states.

“The deceased was identified as Sagar Kumar, son of a Delhi Police Head Constable, and the injured have been identified as Sonu Mahal (35) and Amit Kumar (27). We have registered an FIR and arrested one Prince Dalal (24), and seized a double-barrel gun from the spot,” report further quoted Sidhu said.

Quoting Sidhu report further said, police found that a quarrel had allegedly taken place between Sushil Kumar, Ajay, Prince, Sonu, Sagar, Amit and others in the parking area of the stadium.

Sagar and his friends were staying in a house linked to Kumar near the stadium in the Model Town area and had been asked to vacate recently, police sources said while providing details of the dispute that led to the killing.

According to police, a district crime team found a “loaded double-barrel gun and three cartridges” inside a Scorpio car parked outside the stadium. “The accused…were huddled in cars and assaulted/attacked each other,” reads the FIR.

In 2008, Sushil became only the second Indian to win an Olympic medal, after Khasahaba Jadhav in 1952. He upgraded the Beijing bronze four years later at the London Games, where he won the silver.

Sushil is the only Indian athlete to win back-to-back Olympic medals in an individual sport. He also has a world championship title to his name.

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