Caught on Camera: Olympian Sushil Kumar attacking wrestler who died later

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Image: Screengrab from the video on social media
Image: Screengrab from the video on social media

New Delhi : In one of the strongest evidences against wrestler Sushil Kumar, a video has been found in which he can be seen assaulting a man with sticks. The victim wrestler later succumbed to his injuries.

In the video, Suhil Kumar can be seen hitting Sagar Dhankar, Sonu Mahal and others. The cops have got the complete video of about 19-20 seconds as the evidence. The video was found in Sushil's close aide Prince's phone.

Delhi Police had arrested Sushil Kumar on Sunday from Mundka. He was absconding for more than 20 days after the incident at Chatrasal stadium.

According to police, Sushil asked his followers to record the video and share among wrestling community to spread his fear.

“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,” the police told a court last week.

The visuals show the Sagar Dhankar, the injured wrestler, lying on the ground while Sushil Kumar and three others surround him. According to the police, Kumar and his associates allegedly assaulted fellow wrestler Sagar Dhankar and his two friends Sonu and Amit Kumar at the stadium on May 4 night. Dhankar succumbed to his injuries later.

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On May 23, a Delhi Court sent Sushil Kumar under six day police custody.

The Delhi Police have filed an FIR under Sections 302 (murder), 308 (culpable homicide), 365 (kidnapping), 325 (causing grievous hurt), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

They have also included Sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (common intention) of IPC and various sections under the Arms Act.