Indian Olympic medalist Kumar arrested for death of fellow wrestler


Indian wrestler Ssilkmar will grab and run the Queen’s Button at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games at Javaharlar Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on October 3, 2010. (Adnan Abidi / Reuters)

New Delhi — Two-time Olympic medalist Ssilkmar was arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of a fellow Indian wrestler, Delhi police said.

A spokesman for the Delhi police added that both of the second men detained for the same crime as Kumar later appeared in court and did not provide details of the possible prosecution.

Kumar denied cheating on the plea of ​​expected bail sent to a court in Delhi last week, but it was rejected.

Delhi police issued a warning notice to Kumar after a brawl outside Delhi’s Chatrasal Stadium on May 4.

After the incident, three people were hospitalized, one of whom was a former junior national champion and was eventually injured.

Kumar is considered the face of Indian wrestling even at the age of 37. He won the silver medal at the 2012 Olympics and the bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics.

By Amlan Chakraborty

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