Delhi Police has arrested another wrestler, Rohit, for his involvement in the May 4 Chhatrasal Stadium brawl that led to the death of Sagar Dhankar. According to reports, Rohit was arrested after his role in the murder of Dhankar came to the fore. With his arrest, the police have now arrested eight, including two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar in connection to the murder.
A Delhi Police Crime Branch source claims that Sushil has been taken to Haryana and Chandigarh on Thursday to locate the places where he had taken shelter when he was absconding from the police. The report adds that the Olympian was interrogated regarding information about people who helped in while he was in hiding. Sushil Kumar has shared several names during his questioning.
Sushil Kumar arrest: Picture of him assaulting wrestler Sagar Dhankar during Chhatrasal Stadium Brawl surfaces
As the investigation progresses, a picture of Sushil Kumar and his associates assaulting deceased wrestler Sagar during the brawl has surfaced. In a screengrab from a video, Sushil can be seen with a stick while his associates assault Sagar. The young wrestler succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital.
Dhankar’s post mortem report revealed that he died due to ‘cerebral damage’ after being hit on the head by a blunt object. Two others were also injured in the scuffle that took place on May 4. In the screengrab, the 23-year-old can be seen lying on the ground while a crowd thrashes him with sticks.
The Delhi Police has claimed the footage is from the parking lot of the Chhatrasal Stadium where Sushil and his men beat Dhankar and two others mercilessly. “Sushil had asked (his friend) Prince to make that video. He and his associates thrashed the victims like animals. He wanted to establish his fear in the wrestling community,” Delhi Police was quoted by Times Now as telling the court last week.
The disagreement between Sushil Kumar and Sagar Dhankar, which led to the brawl, was over a flat that belonged to the former World Champion in the Model Town area of Delhi. Sagar used to stay on rent in this flat with a friend named Sonu Mahal, who is hailed as the right-hand of wanted gangster Kala Jathedi.