From Sushil Kumar to Sukhwinder Singh: 5 Indian athletes who entered the crime list
Indian Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar is the latest athlete to enter the list of crime, as he has reportedly been involved in a murder case of a junior wrestler. However, he does not happen to the only Indian athlete to have gone down the heinous path.
Athletes in India are one of the most respected personalities, owing to their ability to help India attain success in the global sporting platforms. However, some of the athletes are not so modest by nature.
Over the years, there have been quite a few Indian athletes who have ventured onto the path of crime, willingly or accidentally. On the same note, we look at five Indian athletes who have entered the crime book.
We begin the list with the latest lad, as the 38-year-old has been in the headlines of late. He has allegedly been involved in the murder of a junior wrestler at the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi on May 4. Since then, he has been in police custody while the case continues to be investigated by the Crime Branch. Sushil is an Olympian, having won numerous gold medals and is a multiple-time national champion.
He happens to be a former wrestler. However, his career took a fall even before rising the ranks after he allegedly murdered a national-level woman taekwondo player. He had reportedly shot her dead after she turned down his marriage proposal.
A former Indian taekwondo player and a former Indian Idol contestant, Suraj Bahadur, was arrested in 2017 for allegedly being involved in more than 12 robberies. Although he was a YouTube star, the revenue he earned from his videos were not enough and he decided to go down the wrong path.
A South Indian boxer, Vadivelu did not earn enough name in the national circuit. Owing to the lack of success, he entered the world of crime, as he collected extortion money from the Royapuram fishing harbour since he was a fisherman himself. He was also involved in the transportation of foreign liquors, smuggling and contract killing, as he even attacked Tharasu magazine in 1991, killing all its employees before being put behind bars. He died in 1999 inside Chennai Central Prison owing to liver failure.
A wrestling coach, he was arrested earlier this year for his alleged involvement in the murder of five people in Rohtak in February. He reportedly shot all of them while a child was injured, as an enmity was reasoned for the crime. He used to train in Jaat College Rohtak. He had an unhappy married life, thus getting separated from his wife while he lived alone.
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