Sagar Rana was killed on May 4 after a brawl at Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium. 2-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar was arrested on Sunday over his alleged involvement in the death of the 23-year-old wrestler from Haryana.
Sushil Kumar should be hanged: Sagar Rana’s parents demand justice for son (Reuters Photo)
- Sagar Rana’s parents said Sushil Kuimar should be hanged to teach a lesson
- Sushil Kumar was arrested on Sunday over his alleged involvement in the death of Sagar
- The one who murdered my son does not deserve to be called a mentor: Sagar’s mother
Sagar Rana’s bereaved parents have called for capital punishment to Sushil Kumar, urging the authorities to investigate the murder case involving the 2-time Olympic medalist properly. Sushil and his associates have been accused of murdering Sagar, a 23-year-old wrestler who used to train at the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi.
Sagar Rana’s parents are wary that Sushil Kumar will try to influence the investigation using his “political influence”. Sagar’s father Ashok has said that a court enquiry should also be conducted so that the political links of Sushil do not tamper with the police investigation.
The late wrestler’s mother has lashed out at Sushil, saying he doesn’t deserve to be called a mentor.
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested Sushil Kumar and co-accused Ajay from the Mundka area on Sunday morning, ending their 19-day search for the superstar athlete. Notably, Sushil and his associate were remanded to 6 days of police custody.
Delhi Police’s crime branch is likely to investigate the case involving the star wrestler, who has fallen from grace.
“The one who murdered my son does not deserve to be called a mentor. All the medals won by Sushil Kumar should be taken from him. WE believe that police will investigate properly but Sushil will try to influence it by using his political links,” Sagar Rana’s mother said while demanding to hang Sushil.
Photo Courtesy: Ram Kinkar Singh
‘We are hoping for justice’
Ashok also urged the authorities to investigate Sushil’s alleged links with criminals. Sagar’s father is a constable in Begumpur Police Station.
“We are hoping for justice. Where did he go when he was absconding, who gave him shelter and most importantly the gangsters with whom he is connected to. He should be hanged so that people learn a lesson and think before killing his own pupil,” he said.
Notably, Sagar used to consider Sushil as his guru (coach) and was living in the property registered under the name of 2-time Olympian’s wife.
Meanwhile, Sagar’s maternal uncle expressed his disappointment over the lack of support from local politicians. “Haryana and the BJP government did not speak two words of condolence after the death of Sagar. Sagar was a kid from Haryana BJP president Prakash Dhankad’s local area but even he did not call,” he said.
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