Bollywood's Salman Khan jailed for 5 years in deadly hit-and-run

Khan, who blamed his driver for the crash, has been sentenced to five years in prison

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Salman Khan, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison for drunkenly killing a homeless man with his SUV in a 2002 hit-and-run, which he blamed on his driver.

Judge D.W. Deshpande convicted the 49-year-old of culpable homicide for crashing his SUV into a group of homeless men in India's entertainment capital Mumbai and then fleeing the scene, according to an Agence France-Presse journalist inside the courtroom.

Khan looked stunned as the sentence was read out, according to an AFP reporter in the court.

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