Manoj Patil blames Sahil Khan for harassment in suicide note, he responds: 'I have had no direct association with him'

  • Bodybuilder Manoj Patil attempted suicide at his home on Wednesday and also wrote a suicide note. He mentioned actor Sahil Khan in it.
Manoj Patil (L) and Sahil Khan.
Manoj Patil (L) and Sahil Khan.
Published on Sep 16, 2021 01:53 PM IST
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Former Mr India contest winner and bodybuilder Manoj Patil attempted suicide at his Mumbai residence on Wednesday, according to his family. He is currently undergoing treatment at the Cooper Hospital, Mumbai. In his suicide note, Manoj mentioned actor Sahil Khan.

As per Manoj Patil's family, the bodybuilder had filed a complaint against Sahil Khan at Oshiwara Police Station, in which he alleged that he was being harassed by him.

Speaking to a leading daily about it, Sahil 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 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 also said Raj had submitted all 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 added. 

Sahil also said that the focus should be on steroids abuse and drug scam, adding that instead of these issues, people are ‘talking about Manoj Patil trying to kill himself.’ 

(with inputs from news agency ANI)

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