Former Mr India, Manoj Patil on Wednesday (September 15) attempted to die by suicide at his Mumbai residence and was later taken to Mumbai’s Cooper Hospital, his family had said. In his suicide note, Patil had mentioned actor Sahil Khan’s name. As per his family, the bodybuilder had filed a complaint against the actor at Oshiwara Police Station, in which he alleged that he was being harassed by him.
Sahil Khan has now finally issued a statement and said that his name is being dragged in the matter with ulterior motives. While speaking to ETimes, he said, “I had met a boy named Raj Faujdar on a social networking site. He’s from Delhi and had made a video that Manoj Patil took Rs 2 lakhs from him and sold him expired steroids after which had developed some heart problems and skin issues as well. Faujdar has all the necessary bills and receipts of financial transactions. He wanted social media support, so I posted his video on my social media platforms asking people to support Faujdar. I also said that the steroids racket should stop. Faujdar had said Manoj Patil was not returning his money and he had even sold his motorcycle to arrange for funds.”
Sahil shared that Faujdar had even submitted all the relevant papers to the police. ““It is strange that Manoj Patil has not mentioned Faujdar’s name. I have only helped that boy on social media and Patil is directly taking my name and there is no mention of the Faujdar case. All I have done is support the boy and stood against selling steroids since it’s a crime in our country. What if the guy had died after consuming expired steroids? This could be a publicity stunt with a communal angle. I have had no direct association with Manoj, I have not had any transaction with him either,” he said.
He further shared that there should be increased awareness of steroids abuse. He quipped, “Why are people not talking about the drug scam? People are dying in the gym, getting heart attacks by consuming steroids and amps. A drug mafia that is operating freely. People are not discussing or focusing on that, instead of talking about Manoj Patil trying to kill himself.”
“I have supported a victim of expired steroids and the man who has committed the crime goes and attempts suicide and names me in his note,” Sahil concluded while refuting claims about having any history with Manoj Patil.
According to Manoj’s manager, Pari Naaz, he consumed the sleeping pills at around 12:30 am on September 16. Born in 1992, Manoj Patil won the Mr India Men’s Physique Overall Championship in 2016.
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