Chhatrasal Stadium brawl: The Life and Downfall of Wrestler Sushil Kumar

India’s veteran wrestler Sushil Kumar has been arrested from Delhi in the Sagar Dhankar murder case. Wrestler has been arrested along with his partner.


Sushil was a star after a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver in the 2012 London Olympics. But now he has been alleged as the murderer. Sushil Kumar was a role model for many young Indian wrestlers, now has been accused of using guns as well as harassing the junior wrestlers in the past. 

Sushil came into controversies ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics. During the World Wrestling Championship in 2015, Maharashtra’s wrestler Narsingh Panchan Yadav was selected. At the championship, he won a bronze medal, and then a controversy started. Sushil Kumar was also one of the players who claimed for the 74kg freestyle category. 

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According to the rules, the quota is given to the country, not to the player. This rule is not just for wrestling, it also implies to shooting and boxing.

Later, because for some reason Kumar was out of Olympic qualifiers, and the way for Narsingh was clear. But during the dope test, Narsingh was found positive ten days before the Olympics. However, National Anti-Doping Agency gave him a clean cheat but World Anti-Doping Agency stopped him and banned him for about four years. 

At that time, Narsingh blamed Sushil Kumar and said that his food was adulterated by Sushil Kumar. 

Sushil Kumar was once again into the headlines in 2017, when a junior wrestler, Parveen Rana accused him of harassing and assaulting. It is also said that the wrestler is fond of guns. He uses to point guns at anyone. 

India's two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, who was on the run for over a fortnight for alleged links with the murder of former international wrestler Sagar Dhankar, has been arrested this morning by Delhi Police.

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