A non-bailable warrants was issued against two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar by Delhi’s Rohini court in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old former junior national wrestling champion, Sagar Ranaon Saturday.
Sagar Rana who was undergoing training at Chhatrasal Stadium, died on May 5, while two of his friends got injured after they were allegedly assaulted by Sushil Kumar and some other wrestlers on May 4, at same location.
On Monday, police issued a 'Look-out Circular'. It has emerged that Sushil went to Haridwar and then to Rishikesh while trying to escape an arrest. Raids are being conducted in the Delhi-NCR region and neighbouring states to relocate him.
Victims in the case have alleged that Sushil Kumar was present at the spot when the incident took place. They have alleged that Sushil and his associates abducted Sagar from his house in Model Town to teach him a lesson.
Wrestling Federation of India Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar had stated that the image of Indian wresting image has tarnished due to the incident and said that the governing body is not contemplating to eliminate the star wrestler from the contracts list.
Sushil was given an A grade contract in December 2018 along with four others for annual financial support of Rs 30 lakh. However, he has not participated in any international event since his first-round defeat in the 2019 World Championship in Nur Sultan.