Two-time Olympic gold-medallist, wrestler Sushil Kumar has opened a fitness center in Tihar jail. The wrestler has started giving fitness and wrestling training classes inside the jail complex. The prison officers informed that around 6-7 prison inmates have joined his classes, they also mentioned that there are theory classes too in which he provides guidance to the prisoners about the importance of fitness. The classes started last week as part of the prison’s extracurricular activity. The activities are surveilled by the prison officers. One of the prison officers mentioned that Sushil also has a team of other incompetent trainers to help him with the training. The prison officers also claimed that they have not been given any gym equipment or any other type of equipment as it is strictly against the prison rules. Earlier Kumar exercises alone in his cell which further lead him to start giving training to some of the interested prisoners. Sushil Kumar is no hidden name in Indian wrestling. He is a well-known figure and has won many medals for India on an International level. Kumar has taken Indian Wrestling to a huge platform like the Olympics. The prisoners were also intrigued by the idea that a celebrity is training them. Kumar is doing every bits to pass his time behind the bars.
The 38-year old wrestler has been accused to murder a 23-year old former young wrestling champion, Sagar Dhankar, and his friends at the Chhatrasal stadium in May 2021. In the charge sheet ,the police have found Sushil accused of the murder and claimed that he has killed Dhankar out of his ego issues and to maintain his authority among the young wrestlers. The cops also said that Kumar and his friends beat up the junior wrestler with sticks and threw him at the basement of the stadium. Sagar died on May 5 due to severe injuries in his brain. Kumar was arrested three months after the former junior national wrestling champion’ death.