Updated: September 17, 2021 12:57:22 am
Manoj Patil, a bodybuilder who won the Indian Body Builders Federation (IBBF) Mr India title for best sports physique in 2016, reportedly attempted suicide by consuming some pills at his residence in Oshiwara on Wednesday.
He was rushed to Cooper hospital by his family members and friends in an unconscious state. A doctor from the hospital on Thursday afternoon said, “He has regained consciousness and is in a stable condition. We have taken samples from his body to find out what he had consumed. We have updated the police officials about his health condition.”
Patil, 29, had earlier claimed that he was facing cyber bullying and accused actor Sahil Khan of harassing him.
Patil recently gave a written complaint to the Oshiwara police station against Khan — known for starring in 2001 movie Style — alleging harassment and cyber-bullying. According to Patil’s allegations, Khan was harassing him for the past two years by defaming his nutritional shop.
Khan on Thursday denied the allegations, and said he too would lodge a police complaint.
Patil had recently taken to Instagram to describe how he was being allegedly targeted by Khan. In the post he said, “I will soon expose Khan. Due to him I have been receiving a lot of messages and phone calls from people. He has been harassing me for two years. He has been digging out information on me to defame me.”
Responding to the allegations, Khan said at a press conference, “His (Patil) issue is not with me. It’s with Raj Faujdar (an aspiring body building athlete). I just helped Faujdar, who alleged that he (Patil) sold him expired steroids for Rs 2 lakh in 2019. Faujdar suffered heart problems and asked him (Patil) to return the money. When he did not return it, Faujdar approached me. So I used my social media profile to upload a video to address Faujdar’s issue thinking he (Patil) would return his money. I will also lodge a police complaint. There is a big racket. People are making fake supplements, fake steroids, and action needs to be taken against them.”
Faujdar, who too was present at the press conference, said, “Patil had promised to return my money. I did not approach the police because I come from a poor family. I just wanted my Rs 2 lakh back and did not want to get into any police hassles.”
When contacted, Sanjay Bendale, senior police inspector of Oshiwara police station, did not respond to calls or messages.
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