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1998 Games medallist held for murder

Agra: A 1998 Bangkok Asian Games bronze medal-winning weightlifter was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday in connection with a case of murder and theft.

“Rajkumar Rajora, who had won the weightlifting bronze at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games, confessed to having taken part in the day-light killing of a liquor vendor in Sadar Bazar, Agra, and robbing cash worth Rs 3 lakhs two days ago,” V.K. Maurya, senior police superintendent, said.

The arrested athlete had been selected to join the CRPF and was awaiting appointment.

(PTI)

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