Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to five years in hit-and-run

Salman KhanOne of Bollywood’s leading movie actors, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in prison yesterday for a hit-and-run, in which he ran over five men who were sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one. This incident happened in 2002 when the actor was driving home in an SUV after enjoying a night out at a bar. He was charged with culpable homicide in the The Bombay High Court in Mumbai.

Although Khan pleaded not guilty and claimed he wasn’t driving the car, the judge ruled that the actor was behind the wheel and under the influence of alcohol. The court has granted him two days interim bail and the next court hearing is on May 8.

As fans flocked to the actor’s house to show their support, other Bollywood celebs have been reaching out via Twitter in response to the verdict. Among those who support the actor are Karan Johar, Preity Zinta, Arjun Kapoor, Sushmita Sen and Parineeti Chopra.

Khan, known as Bollywood’s “bad boy,” is also on trial for shooting and killing several deer in a wildlife preserve.Salman Khantweets

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  1. F. Briant • May 7, 2015 @ 3:49 PM

    Oh that poor, poor, rich man. So nice to be able to have an SUV and then get away with murder because you are famous. Anyone who doesn’t think so, he’s not in jail yet and for crying out loud, HE KILLED SOMEONE!!

    In what universe does one get away with murder?
    Why the universe of ‘mo money’!!


  2. Andrew • May 8, 2015 @ 10:05 AM

    Sounds like a prick who doesn’t care about anyone else’s life – just his own. I don’t think five years is long enough.

  3. Linus • May 10, 2015 @ 10:01 PM

    Well career, money and anything u want
    how does it feel to stare at four walls!
    Should be fifty years!

  4. Jude • May 11, 2015 @ 4:40 PM

    Yes the Bloke needs more than 5yrs, thinks he’s a shot, just because your famous, doesn’t mean you can get a way from murder….. Rascal !! Hope he learns from his mistake !!! Idiot.

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