After the war, Yudhisthira (Dharmaputra) the new king of Hastinapura, to wash off his sins, takes out an Ashwamedha Yaga wherein Arjuna follows a sacrificial horse with his army. The horse enters the Sindhu territory. Dussala's son Suradha, who was ruling that land dies of heart attack on knowing about Arjuna's arrival with an army. He had a small boy. Dussala takes this boy and approaches Arjuna and tells him to show mercy at least on that little boy.