Bollywood Superstar- Salman Khan, has been sentenced for killing, not a human being, but an antelope. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
He has since been frequenting Jodhpur, in the western state of Rajasthan from Mumbai where his case is being handled over the five-year jail sentence he received. He has however been released on bail though he spent two nights in Jodhpur Central Jail before being released on bail by a judge and returning to Mumbai
Khan was convicted last month of shooting dead two antelopes known as black bucks on a hunting trip while filming a movie in October 1998. He was found guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced to five years in prison, but the verdict was overturned in a higher court in 2015. His acquittal is being challenged in the Supreme Court.
However, Khan has repeatedly denied killing the endangered animals and accused Rajasthan’s forest department of trying to frame him. According to his lawyers, the black bucks died of natural causes such as overeating, insisting there was no evidence they were shot. Meanwhile, eyewitnesses have stated they saw Khan firing a gun.