National wrestling champion arrested for murder in Rohtak
A former national-level wrestler, who turned into a wanted criminal, was nabbed today in Rohtak in a one-year-old murder case.
Rakesh Mokhriya, who in 2003 won a gold medal in a national championship, carried a reward of Rs. 25,000 on his head.
After the murder of Assan village resident Balbir Singh last June, he had apparently been hiding in Rajasthan, waiting for his gang-leader's release.
Wanted criminal, former national-level wrestler, arrested for murder
Rakesh used to represent Haryana in different tournaments
Rakesh, earlier a champion wrestler, used to represent Haryana in national wrestling tournaments.
He also won a bronze at the National Games in 2003.
But two years later, he entered the world of crime when he murdered a Jhajjar resident over a personal rivalry.
He was sent to jail for six years, but even after getting out, he didn't stop his life of crime.
He ended up committing murder over contract for a liquor-store
Last June, Rakesh and others attacked and murdered Balbir Singh after a dispute broke out over the contract of a liquor store.
Two days ago, police arrested another person involved in the case, who gave them information about Rakesh's whereabouts.
Following a tip-off, they rushed to the Jhajjar bypass Monday night and nabbed Rakesh. A country-made 30 bore pistol was seized from him.