Jailed wrestler asks authorities to provide a television

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was lodged in Tihar jail in connection with the murder of wrestler Sagar Dhankar on May 23. He has asked prison authorities to provide him a television to remain updated about wrestling matches.

Kumar was arrested along with a co-accused Ajay Kumar from Delhi’s Mundka area.

“In a letter to jail authorities, wrestler Sushil Kumar has asked for a TV. He expressed that if he gets TV, he will get updates on wrestling,” ANI quoted Tihar Jail officials as saying.

Earlier he had asked for the Delhi court to provide him food and supplements in order to maintain his physical strength.

Delhi court extended the judicial custody of Kumar till July 9.

He has been shifted to Tihar jail number 2 from Mandoli jail where he was earlier lodged. 

The police have claimed that Kumar is the “main culprit and mastermind” of the murder and said that there is electronic evidence in which he and his associates could be seen beating Dhankar.

On May 4, Sagar Dhankar, who had competed in the 97kg Greco-Roman category, was beaten to death. Sushil Kumar and his associates allegedly assaulted Dhankar and two of his friends — Sonu Mahal and Amit Kumar — over a property dispute at the Chhatrasal Stadium on the intervening night of May 4 and 5.

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