Indian Olympic medallist Kumar arrested over death of fellow wrestler

Delhi Police issued a look-out notice for Kumar after a May 4 brawl outside Delhi's Chhatrasal Stadium


Reuters May 24, 2021
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Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of a fellow Indian wrestler, Delhi police said.

Both Kumar and a second man detained over the same offence later appeared in court, a Delhi Police spokesman added, without giving details of potential charges. Kumar denied any wrongdoing in a plea for anticipatory bail he sent to a Delhi court last week, which was dismissed.

Delhi Police issued a look-out notice for Kumar after a May 4 brawl outside Delhi's Chhatrasal Stadium. Three people were admitted to hospital after the incident and one of them, a former junior national champion, eventually succumbed to 

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