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Indian movie star Salman Khan faces homicide trial

A Mumbai court has ruled that Indian movie star Salman Khan will be tried for homicide for his alleged involvement in a fatal road accident more than 10 years ago.

Indian movie star Salman Khan is to be tried for homicide. Credit: Reuters

Previously the actor was being tried for the lesser offence of causing death by negligence, which carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail.

Khan has starred in about 90 Hindi-language films in his 25-year career. One man was killed and another three were injured when Khan allegedly rammed his car into a group of homeless people sleeping on a Mumbai sidewalk in September 2002. The trial will begin July 19.