A day after a bodybuilder attempted suicide, the Oshiwara Police on Friday, booked the Bollywood actor Sahil Khan along with four others for allegedly provoking the victim, former Mr. India, Manoj Patil, to take the drastic step of ending his life.
While Patil is recuperating in the civic-run Cooper Hospital, police will record his statement once he is discharged and nursed back to health. No arrests have been made yet.
According to police, Patil, who attempted suicide by swallowing some pills late on Thursday night, had earlier submitted a complaint letter to the Oshiwara Police, blaming the actor and others for allegedly defaming him on social media and creating problems in his professional life. According to police, Khan, along with others, has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for abetment of suicide (section 306), attempt to commit offences (section 511), defamation (section 500), criminal intimidation (section 506) and common intention (section 34).
A senior official said that the First Information Report (FIR) was registered on the basis of Patil's complaint letter, however, no arrests have been made yet. An appropriate action will be initiated after a detailed investigation and the victim's statement will be recorded once he is discharged.
Sahil Khan, in a press conference on Thursday evening, refuted all allegations and said that the entire matter is between Patil and a person named Raj Faujdar, whom he had met on a social networking site. Khan also claimed that he will seek legal assistance to clear his name from this case and controversy.