India Offers Reward For Olympic Medalist Wanted In Murder Case
Zeeshan Mehtab 1 month ago Wed 19th May 2021 | 01:28 AM
Indian police have put a reward on the head of two-time Olympic wrestling medalist Sushil Kumar who is wanted in connection with a murder case
New Delhi, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th May, 2021 ) :Indian police have put a reward on the head of two-time Olympic wrestling medalist Sushil Kumar who is wanted in connection with a murder case.
Police have launched raids in the Delhi region and offered a $1,350 reward leading to the capture of Kumar, who won a freestyle wrestling silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a bronze at the Beijing Games four years earlier.
Kumar, who had also won a world title and Commonwealth Games golds, was present when a former junior national champion Sagar Dhankad was beaten to death at New Delhi's Chhatrasal Stadium in a clash between rival wrestlers, according to police.
"Our teams are looking for Mr Sushil Kumar. We have maintained from the first day that he should join the police probe, and present his case," Chinmoy Biswal, deputy commissioner of Delhi police Chinmoy Biswal told AFP.
"If he hadn't gone on the run there wouldn't have been any warrants or reward for his arrest. Whatever he needs to say, he should come forward." Dhankad, son of a Delhi police officer, died from his injuries the day after the fight. Another wrestler is under treatment and has identified the alleged attackers, police said.
"I must say that the image of Indian wrestling has been hurt badly by this," WFI secretary Vinod Tomar told reporters.
Tomar said wrestling had been battling to improve its name as "for long wrestlers were known only as a bunch of goons." The case is the second in months to hit Indian wrestling.
His success inspired a generation of Indian wrestlers, including Yogeshwar Dutt and the Phogat sisters.