The driver of the jeep that was used by Salman Khan and his co-stars for their alleged hunt has been missing, weakening the prosecution's case against the movie star.
Salman Khan was accused of shooting the deer while filming Hum Saath Saath Hain in Rajasthan in 1998. In 2006, he was sentenced to five years in prison and spent a week in jail before being released on bail.
Last year, the actor was acquitted in a 13-year-old hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court, which overturned a lower court's verdict and prison sentence.
Twitter has exploded after Mr Khan's latest acquittal.
Black buck stole the gun from Salman Khan's driver to commit suicide. #SalmanKhan? Veg Punjabi (@chaat_pakodi) July 25, 2016
Only thing more depressing than the #SalmanKhan acquittal is the thousands of ppl blindly supporting this abysmal ruling.? Ashwini (@Wannu) July 25, 2016
What the buck? I still don't understand how this criminal has such a huge fan following! #SalmanKhan? Aniket Bhave (@AdvanceDexter) July 25, 2016
#SalmanKhan acquitted of killing black bucks.? Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) July 25, 2016
In one case, witnesses were unwilling to speak.
In this - they didn't how to.
Of course Salman Khan didn't kill any blackbuck. All blackbucks have long been safely deposited in Swiss banks.? Anuradha (@anuradha_kush) July 25, 2016
Some weeks ago, Salman Khan caused widespread outrage when he compared himself to a 'raped woman' when asked about filming the wrestling scenes in his new movie Sultan. He has been summoned several times by the National Women's Commission and has failed to show up or apologise as demanded by the women's panel.
Sultan, which co-stars Anushka Sharma, released on Eid and is a blockbuster hit.