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Olympian Sushil Kumar charged with murder in case of junior wrestler Sagar Dhankar’s death

Sagar Dhankar Murder Case: Murder charges have been framed against Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar and 17 others in the wrestler Sagar Dhankar murder case.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Murder charges have been framed against Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar and 17 others in the wrestler Sagar Dhankar murder case. A Delhi court has framed charges of murder, attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy against Sushil Kumar and 17 others in connection with the murder of junior wrestler Sagar Dhankhar. Along with this, the court has also framed charges against the two absconding accused.

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The killing of junior national champion wrestler Sagar Dhankhar in May last year shook the sports fraternity. On May 4, 2021, Sagar Dhankhar, a resident of Sonipat, was beaten to death at Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi. A video also surfaced in the case. After this, Delhi Police arrested Olympian Sushil Kumar and some of his associates.

Delhi’s Rohini Court has reserved its order on framing of charges after hearing the arguments of the prosecution and the accused persons in the junior wrestler Sagar Dhankhar murder case. Charges were framed against everyone today.

Earlier in January, the Crime Branch of Delhi Police had filed a supplementary charge sheet against Sushil Kumar. This chargesheet was made on the basis of statements of Sushil Kumar’s bodyguard Anil Dhiman and other accused.

This incident is of 05 May 2021. Dhiman told in a statement to the police that he was working with Sushil Kumar since 2019. He used to look after both private and official work of Sushil. Dhiman told that he was also with Sushil on the intervening night of 4-5 May 2021. That day Sushil had called many people to the basketball ground saying that he has to ‘teach a lesson to some people’.

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In the chargesheet of Delhi Police, Rahul along with Sushil has also been made an accused in the murder of junior wrestler Sagar Dhankhar. Rahul has said in his statement that there was another partner with Sushil and me. When we reached the stadium, we saw that some coaches and wrestlers are present there. As we came some dogs started barking seeing Sushil. Sushil was very angry at that time, he opened fire on the dogs.

According to the chargesheet, Sushil had said to beat him mercilessly. Don’t leave it alive. Dhiman told that we beat him with sticks, sticks, hockey sticks and baseball bats. We wanted to kill Sagar and Jai Bhagwan because Sushil had asked us to do the same.

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