New Delhi: The Delhi Police have begun a hunt for wrestler and Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar in connection with the murder of a wrestler at Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi.
Sushil Kumar is said to have been absconding since May 4 after the incident.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, North West told IANS, "A Look out notice has been issued against Kumar."
According to senior police officials, Kumar has been absconding after 23-year-old Sagar Rana, was beaten to death during a brawl at Chhatrasal Stadium. On May 4, the clash took place over vacating a flat in the Model Town area.
The official said that some wrestlers were injured and they were admitted to a hospital, and one of them died during treatment.
The victims have alleged that Sushil Kumar was present at the spot when the incident took place. The victims in their statements have added that Sushil and his associates abducted Sagar from his house in Model Town to teach him a lesson for bad-mouthing him in front of other wrestlers, police said.
The crime scene as well as all the five vehicles was inspected. During the inspection, one double barrel loaded gun with five live cartridges were found in one Scorpio and two wooden sticks were also recovered from the spot. The crime scene was further inspected by forensic experts of FSL, Rohini," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Guriqbal Singh Sidhu said.
Police registered a case of murder and an investigation is underway, the official said.
Raids are being conducted in Delhi/NCR and neighbouring states, a police officer said. He further said that police is probing the role of Kumar as allegations have been made against him.