India’s two-time Olympic medalist arrested in murder case

India’s two-time Olympic medallist, who had been evading arrest for nearly 20 days was arrested this morning over alleged involvement in the murder of a fellow wrestler in Delhi.

Wrestler Sushil Kumar was arrested along with a co-accused from northwest Delhi’s Mundka, police officials said.

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 was quoted as saying by NDTV.

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. Rana later died of his injuries.