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Bollywood actor Salman Khan found guilty of hit and run

An Indian movie star has been found guilty of a fatal hit and run in an incident that dates back to 2002. Salman Khan faces imprisonment.

A court in Mumbai found Bollywood actor Salman Khan guilty of culpable homicide in a hit-and-run case on Wednesday. He has been sentenced to five years in prison.

In September 2002, Khan ran over five people sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one. According to the prosecution, Khan was drunk at the time of the incident.

Khan denied the charges, saying he was not behind the wheel and that it was his driver who had driven up onto the sidewalk.

The 49-year-old actor, who has starred in several dozen Bollywood films in his 27-year career, still has the right to appeal.

mz/kms (AFP, Reuters, dpa, AP)