Sushil Kumar offers wrestling and physical training to inmates of Tihar prison

As many as 6-7 inmates follow the wrestling and physical training of Sushil Kumar, the two-time Olympic medalist, who has been in Tihar prison since June last year for his involvement in the murder of his colleague wrestler Sagar Rana.

Sushil Kumar offers wrestling and fitness classes at Tihar prison (AFP Photo)

Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, who is serving a sentence in Delhi’s Tihar prison for his involvement in the murder of wrestler Sagar Rana, has started giving wrestling and fitness lessons to inmates at the prison complex.

Sushil, who kept himself in shape by doing some freehand exercises, got the necessary permission from the prison authorities to offer training to inmates.

At present, 6-7 inmates are learning the art of wrestling and taking physical training classes from Sushil.
For 2 years, due to Covid-19, many restrictions were in force at the prison. However, with Covid cases declining at a steady pace in the country, Sushil Kumar received clearance from the prison authorities.

According to prison officials, such a plan was already in place, but due to the third wave of Covid, this plan was postponed. If a prisoner wants to take training from Sushil Kumar, he can take it because keeping him busy will help to avoid depression.

Sushil Kumar, who was arrested in May 2021, has been serving a sentence in Tihar prison since June last year. The wrestling star and his associates allegedly assaulted 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Dhankar, his friend Sonu and three others at the stadium on the night of May 4-5 over a property dispute.

Later, Sagar succumbed to his injuries.

The police investigation established that it was due to Sagar and Sonu’s initial reluctance to leave Kumar’s apartment and the “murmurs” in the stadium that Kumar was afraid of the duo and could not stand them.

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