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Wrestler dies in a brawl outside Delhi Stadium, Police Probe Olympic Medalist Sushil Kumar’s role.

Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Sushil Kumar has been allegedly named in an FIR in connection with a brawl that led to the death of a wrestler inside the Chhatrasal Stadium Complex, north Delhi on Wednesday.

According to the police, a 23-year-old Wrestler died and his two friends got injured after they were allegedly brutally assaulted by other wrestlers inside Chhatrasal Stadium in the northern part of the city.

The police said that on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, information regarding firing inside the Chhatrasal Stadium was received at Model Police Station. They reached the spot and found five cars parked in the parking area of the stadium.

During the inquiry, it was found that a quarrel had taken place allegedly between Sushil Kumar, Ajay, Prince, Sonu, Sagar, and Amit in the parking area.

Thereafter, police registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC and Arms Act at Model Town Police Station in this regard, they said in a statement.

“The crime scene, as well as all the five vehicles, were inspected. During the inspection, one double barrel loaded gun with five live cartridges were found in one Scorpio and two wooden sticks were also recovered from the spot.

“All the five vehicles and weapons of offense were seized. The crime scene was further inspected by forensic experts of FSL, Rohini,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Guriqbal Singh Sidhu said.

Notably, During Investigation ,information regarding the death of Sagar and injury to Sonu was received from Trauma Centre, Civil Lines, following which Section 302,365,120B of the IPC were registered, Guriqbal Singh Sidhu said.

Till now, Prince Dalal a resident of Haryana has been apprehended in his case, along with one double-barrel gun. The Police said they have recovered two double-barrel guns, seven live cartridges, two wooden sticks, and five cars.

Official sources claimed that the incident took place due to a property dispute in the Model Town area. “It was not a case of trespassing. The accused took the victims inside the stadium where they assaulted them in the parking area. Sushil Kumar was present at the spot when the incident happened, however, police are investigating his role in the assault,” an official source said.

Meanwhile, Sushil Kumar said,” They weren’t our wrestlers, it happened late last night. We have informed police officials that some unknown people jumped into our premises and fought. No connection of our stadium with this incident’.

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