Two days after a 23-year-old wrestler, a former junior national champion, was beaten to death during a brawl at the Chhatrasal Stadium parking area, the Delhi Police has questioned Satpal Singh, the father-in-law of two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar.
Additional DCP (North-West district) Dr Guriqbal Singh Sidhu said, “We have questioned Satpal and Sushil’s brother-in-law at Model Town police station. We are conducting raids to nab Sushil Kumar and his associates.”
Satpal, a 1982 Asian Games gold medal-winning wrestler, was questioned for around two hours, police said.
On Tuesday, Sagar Rana, who had competed in the 97-kg Greco-Roman category, was beaten to death in a clash involving two groups.
“We have found during investigation that a quarrel had allegedly taken place between Sushil Kumar, Ajay, Prince Dalal, Sonu Mahal, Sagar, Amit, and others in the parking area of the stadium,” Sidhu said.
On Friday, one of the injured, Sonu Mahal tested positive for Covid-19. Police recorded the statement of another victim identified as Amit. The investigation has revealed Sagar and his friends were staying in a house linked to Sushil near the stadium and had been asked to vacate recently.
“In the initial probe, it has come out that… Sushil Pehelwan and his aides committed this crime…,” reads the FIR in the case registered on the basis of a PCR call and filed by Assistant Sub-Inspector Jitendra Singh.