As many as 6 to 7 inmates are receiving wrestling and physical training from Sushil Kumar, the two-time Olympic gold medalist who has been in Tihar prison since June last year for his involvement in the murder of fellow wrestler Sagar Rana.
Sushil Kumar offers wrestling and fitness training in Tihar prison (AFP Photo)
Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, who is being held in Tihar prison in Delhi for his involvement in the murder of wrestler Sagar Rana, has started giving wrestling and fitness training to inmates at the prison complex.
Sushil, who kept fit with free-hand exercises, received the necessary permission from the prison authorities to offer training to inmates.
Currently 6 to 7 inmates are learning the art of wrestling and participating in physical training sessions at Sushil.
There have been many restrictions in place in prison for the past 2 years due to Covid-19. However, with the number of Covid cases steadily increasing in the country, Sushil Kumar has received permission from the prison authorities.
Such a plan already existed, according to prison officials, but due to the third Covid wave, this plan was postponed. If a prisoner wishes to pursue an apprenticeship with Sushil Kumar, they can do so as keeping busy helps to avoid depression.
Sushil Kumar, who was arrested in May 2021, has been in Tihar prison since June last year. The wrestling star and his associates allegedly attacked 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Dhankar, his friend Sonu and three others at the stadium on the night of May 4 over an ownership dispute.
Sagar later succumbed to his injuries.
Police investigation revealed that it was due to Sagar and Sonu’s initial reluctance to vacate Kumar’s home and the ‘murmuring’ at the stadium that Kumar was afraid of the duo and unable to stand up to them.