Two-time Olympic medalist – wrestler Sushil Kumar, who was wanted in a murder case, has been arrested.
Sushil Kumar has been arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police on Sunday.
Sushil Kumar, India’s two-time Olympic medallist, was wanted in the murder of a fellow wrestler Sagar Rana in Delhi.
He had been evading arrest for nearly 20 days, Delhi police said.
Along with Sushil Kumar, another co-accused – Ajay, was arrested from northwest Delhi’s Mundka area.
#DelhiPolice Special Cell nabbed absconding murder accused wrestler Sushil Kumar and Ajay@Sunil from Mundka, Delhi early today wanted in a case of PS Model Town wherein they murdered another wrestler. Carried rewards of ?1L & ?50K. Being produced in Court.#NoWrestlingWithLaw pic.twitter.com/fi6uZzgb0X
— #DelhiPolice (@DelhiPolice) May 23, 2021
Delhi Police had announced reward of Rs 1 lakh for information on wrestler Sushil Kumar and Rs 50 thousand on co-accused Ajay.
“A team of Special Cell led by Inspector Shivkumar, Inspector Karambir and supervised by ACP Attar Singh has arrested Sushil Kumar and Ajay from Mundka area of Delhi in connection with the killing of 23-year-old Sagar Rana at Chhatrasal Stadium,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) PS Kushwah said.
Police investigation revealed that a fight took place over a flat owned by Sushil Kumar in Model Town in which the deceased wrestler Sagar Rana had previously been living.
The deceased wrestler, 23-year-old Sagar Rana, used to earlier live in the flat in Model Town which is owned by Sushil Kumar.
The two wrestlers had an ongoing dispute over the rent of the flat which snowballed into a fatal brawl after Rana abused Kumar.
On the intervening night of May 4 and 5, Dhankad was beaten to death inside Chhatrasal Stadium allegedly by Sushil Kumar and his associates.
Non-bailable warrants were issued against Sushil Kumar and six others in connection with the murder case.
Sushil Kumar had won a bronze medal in 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver medal in 2012 London Olympics.