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Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar arrested in murder case

Police were on the lookout for Sushil Kumar for his alleged involvement in the death of a 23-year-old wrestler at a stadium in Delhi.

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New Delhi: India’s two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar was arrested Sunday over alleged involvement in the murder of a fellow wrestler in Delhi. He had been evading arrest for nearly 20 days, Delhi police said.

Sushil Kumar was arrested along with a co-accused from northwest Delhi’s Mundka, the NDTV quoted police officials as saying.

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Police were on the lookout for Sushil Kumar for his alleged involvement in the death of a 23-year-old wrestler at a stadium in Delhi.

“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) P S Kushwah said.

According to police, Sushil Kumar and his associates assaulted fellow wrestler Sagar Rana, 23, and his two friends on May 4 at the national capital’s Chhatrasal Stadium. All three had to be hospitalised. Mr Rana later died of his injuries.

The Delhi Police had announced a reward of ₹ one lakh for information leading to the arrest of Sushil Kumar, who had since been on the run.

Another reward of Rs 50,000 was announced for Ajay Kumar’s arrest.

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