The two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar, who is accused of murdering a junior wrestler named Sagar Dhankar, has reportedly surrendered at Tahir Jail in Delhi. The 40-year-old was granted interim bail for one week between July 23 to 30, by the Additional Sessions Judge Sushil Kumar of a Delhi Court on medical grounds, which led to him undergoing knee surgery.
The interim bail application was filed by his advocate Sahil Malik, wherein it was stated that Sushil Kumar had suffered from a tear in an anteromedial bundle of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in 2016, for which he was getting clinical treatment. Furthermore, he was advised to undergo surgery for his knee injury on April 4 of this year, but it was postponed after his father had died.
India Today, the English news website, reported that Sushil Kumar surrendered at Tihar Jail in Delhi. He is currently undergoing a trial for a murder case of Sagar Dhankar, the incident allegedly happening over a property dispute at the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi on May 4, 2021, after which the junior wrestler succumbed to his injuries.
Then, Sushil Kumar was arrested in the case by the Delhi Police on May 23, 2021, while he was put under judicial custody from June 2 of that year. On October 13, 2022, the Additional Sessions Judge Shivaji Anand charged the Olympian along with 17 others for murdering Sagar Dhankar. They were also charged for kidnapping, voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery, wrongful restraint, robbery, robbery or dacoity with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt and criminal intimidation.