Chhatrasal Stadium murder case: Sushil Kumar had murder video filmed, wanted to threaten wrestling community
Sushil Kumar is one of the prime accused of the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case that led to the death of junior wrestler Sagar Rana. Sushil was arrested on Sunday, 20 days since the incident, as he had been absconding since, while he had persistently denied the charges.
Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons of late. He has been associated with the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case in Delhi that left a junior wrestler Sagar Rana dead after being brutally beaten up by a group of wrestlers.
Since the incident for almost three weeks, Sushil had been absconding while denying the charges against him and even applying for an anticipatory bail, which Delhi’s Rohini Court rejected. On Sunday, Delhi Police arrested him in the city.
Meanwhile, according to the latest reports, Sushil had allegedly filmed the entire murder on May 4. He wished to threaten the whole wrestling community in the city with the video, serving as a warning to not mess with him.
“Sushil had asked Prince to make that video. He and his associates thrashed the victims like animals. He wanted to establish his fear in the wrestling community,” a Delhi police officer in charge of the case was quoted as saying in the court, reports NDTV.
In the meantime, the Indian wrestling and sports fraternity continues to remain in shock regarding the entire incident. Furthermore, Sushil, employed with Indian Railways, looks set to lose his job.
“The Railway Board has received a report on the case on Sunday from the Delhi government. He has FIRs registered against him and he will be suspended,” Deepak Kumar, Northern Railway’s CPRO, was quoted as saying to PTI.
Meanwhile, Sushil’s case would be handled by Crime Branch from Monday. “We have been told verbally that the case will be further investigated by the team of the Crime Branch. But, the case will be officially handed over to us latest by tomorrow (Monday),” a senior police said.
Also, The Times of India reports that Sushil was trying to hide from Sandeep alias Kala Jathedi, one of the wanted gangsters, as the latter is seemingly hiding in Dubai right now. The two reportedly had a tussle over some properties.
“According to the initial arrangement, the proceeds from the sale of the property were to be divided equally between Kumar and Jathedi. However, in the last few months, Kumar’s proximity with rival gangs, including henchmen of jailed gangsters Neeraj Bawana and Naveen Bali, had increased, which created distrust between the wrestler and Jathedi’s gang,” another senior police quoted to the publication.
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