Accused in Salman Khan firing case dies after suicide attempt in police custody

One of the accused in firing outside Salman Khan's house attempted suicide in police custody. He died while receiving treatment at hospital.
Accused in Salman Khan firing case dies after suicide attempt in police custody
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One of the accused in firing outside Bollywood actor Salman Khan's house attempted suicide in police custody on Wednesday. He was rushed to a hospital but died while receiving medical treatment.

The man, identified as 32-year-old Anuj Thapan, was accused of providing weapons to two shooters who fired shots outside Salman Khan's house in Mumbai.

According to the police, Thapan tried to end his life in police custody. After the incident, Thapan was rushed to Mumbai's GT Hospital where his condition remained critical. Shortly after, he died.

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Thapan was arrested by the Mumbai Police along with another accused, Sonu Subhash Chander (37), from Punjab on April 25.

Notably, two unidentified bike-borne men fired four rounds outside Bollywood actor Salman Khan's house in Mumbai's Bandra area on April 14..

The incident occurred around 4.51 am when two men fired four rounds outside Galaxy Apartments before fleeing the spot. According to a Mumbai Police official, Salman Khan was present at his house when the firing occurred.

Following the incident, the two shooters, Vicky Gupta and Sagar Pal, were detained from Gujarat's Bhuj by the Mumbai Police.

Thapan and Chander were arrested by the Mumbai Police after the two arrested shooters provided input about their role in the entire incident.

The Mumbai Police invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against all accused arrested in the case.

The investigation in the case is currently ongoing.

Source: India Today

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