Salman Fan Attempts Suicide Outside High Court

08/05/2015 2:39 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Members of the media jostle for space outside the Mumbai Sessions court during Bollywood actor Salman Khan's verdict in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of driving a vehicle over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

MUMBAI — A fan of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan attempted suicide by consuming poison outside the Bombay High Court premises here on Friday.

The 32-year-old fan, identified as G. Kundu, was immediately whisked off by police to a nearby government hospital for treatment and his condition is being monitored.

Kundu purportedly left a suicide note and a photograph of him touching Salman's feet.

The incident, which left the security personnel in a tizzy, happened minutes before the Bombay High Court suspended the five-year jail sentence of Salman, paving the way for him to seek a regular bail.

Thousands of Salman fans assembled outside his Bandra residence and the high court premises in south Mumbai where Justice A.M. Thipsay was hearing his bail application against the five-year sentence awarded by Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande two days ago.

Police have deployed tight security at both venues in view of the huge crowds of fans, celebrities and stars, media contingents and commoners gathered there.

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