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Indian Olympic medallist Kumar arrested over death of fellow wrestler

Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar runs as he holds the Queen’s Baton during the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi October 3, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA – Tags: SPORT)

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

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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 his injuries.

Kumar is seen as the face of Indian wrestling even at the age of 37. He won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympics and a bronze in the 2008 Games.

Reuters

May 23, 2021

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