India's Olympian wrestler Sushil Kumar arrested in murder case

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-23 14:41:14|Editor: huaxia
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NEW DELHI, May 23 (Xinhua) -- India's much-celebrated wrestler and two-time Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar has been arrested in connection to a murder case, Delhi Police confirmed on Sunday.

According to senior officer Neeraj Thakur, Kumar, who is a Delhi resident, was arrested from Mundka village in West Delhi.

The wrestler had been on the run since May 4, after a fellow wrestler died in a brawl at a stadium. Kumar was named as one of the assailants by one of the victims who survived.

The Delhi Police had announced a reward of 100,000 Indian Rupees (around 1,400 U.S. dollars) for anyone sharing information leading to his arrest.

Kumar won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and a bronze medal at the Beijing Games in 2008. Enditem