Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, arrested in a homicide case, was known as the “mastermind” of the deadly assault by the police earlier than a court docket immediately that despatched him to 4 days in police custody. The wrestler was arrested final week for his alleged involvement within the loss of life of a 23-year-old wrestler at Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium, together with co-accused Ajay from outer Delhi’s Mundka space.
The wrestler had earlier been despatched to six-days in police custody. Ajay has additionally been despatched to four-days custody. Sushil Kumar and Ajay haven’t been co-operating with the cops within the case, police stated, as they requested for extra time for questioning. The police had requested for seven-days custody.
Around 18-20 folks had been concerned within the brutal assault, police stated. Sushil Kumar’s cell phone has not but been recovered however seven vehicles belonging to each accused have been seized. The garments the accused wore in the course of the assault have additionally not been discovered but.
According to police, Sushil Kumar and his associates assaulted fellow wrestler Sagar Dhankar and his two buddies on May four on the stadium. All three needed to be hospitalised. Mr Dhankar later died of his accidents.
Police had earlier found a video of the incident recorded by Sushil Kumar to terrorise the wrestling circuit within the metropolis and introduced it to court docket. Screengrabs of the wrestler assaulting the sufferer with sticks surfaced two days in the past.
“Sushil had asked (his friend) Prince to make that video. He and his associates thrashed the victims like animals. He wanted to establish his fear in the wrestling community,” the police advised a court docket final week.
The 37-year-old champion wrestler had been on the run for practically three weeks. Police had raided a number of places and neighbouring cities to arrest Sushil Kumar.
On May 18, Sushil Kumar had approached a court docket in Delhi’s Rohini in search of safety from arrest, claiming that the probe in opposition to him was biased and that no accidents induced to the sufferer had been attributable to him. The court docket, nevertheless, dismissed his anticipatory bail plea, saying he was “prima facie the main conspirator” and allegations in opposition to him had been severe in nature.
Sushil Kumar gained a bronze medal within the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver medal within the 2012 London Olympics.