A violent clash between the supporters of wrestler Sushil Kumar and Praveen Rana occurred at the KD Jadhav Stadium. As a consequence, a FIR report was registered against Sushil Kumar under the sections under sections 323 [voluntarily causing hurt] and 341 [wrongful restraint] of the IPC. The clash between the two groups occurred during the selection event that was held because of the Common Wealth Games that are going to take place in April. The event was attended by the head of the Wrestling Federation of India, Brij Bhushan Singh Sharan. What seemed like a scuffle, soon evolved in a violent blow out. The video taken by various sources show how savagely some of the people were beaten, and thrown to the ground, while others were slapped around and verbally abused too.
In the event, Sushil had triumphed in the 74kg category. He also won the gold in the Common wealth games that took places three years ago. But then Praveen, accused Sushil’s supporters of beating him and his brother because he had competed with Sushil in the ring. He has also alleged that Sushil’s supporters have given him death threats if he fought the match against Sushil.
On the other hand, Sushil accused Praveen of biting him during the match, and told the reporters that it might have been his tactic to win the match. He said that such things were part of the games and sports.
In a tweet after the incident, Sushil condemned the violent assault and stated that his aim is to fight and win for his nation. Things have dramatically worsened from then, as now he is facing an FIR charge for being allegedly responsible for beating and threatening Rana. The video of the incident has gone viral since then, and has become a topic of discussion and shock on the social media.
It’s very unfortunate and highly condemnable what has happened today at the stadium. I do not support anyone who gets violence in between sportsmanship. My aim is to fight & win for my Nation like a true sportsman & not to win against any group or individual #JaiHind 🇮🇳
— Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) December 29, 2017