After almost 13 years, Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been convicted of culpable homicide this week and sentenced to five years in prison. This follows an accident back in 2002 where he killed a man sleeping on sidewalk and injured four others by running them over with his Toyota Land Cruiser.
Khan was found to be guilty by the courts on all counts which included rash and negligent driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol. Previously, the actor had denied being behind the wheel of the SUV and being under the influence of alcohol. Witnesses however, disputed his claim.
As of now, an interim bail has been granted to the actor till May 8 to hear Khan’s appeal against the conviction.