Hema Malini injured in road accident in Rajasthan
Bollywood dream girl and BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini met with an accident when her car collided with another car on Agra-Jaipur National Highway-11 near Dausa at around 9 pm on Thursday reports The Times of India.
The accident site is around 60 km from Jaipur.
One minor girl, Sonam (4), travelling in the Alto car that collided with Hema Malini's Mercedes, was killed and four others travelling in the same car were injured. "A four-year-old girl died in the accident and five others, including Hema Malini, are injured," said Anshuman Bhomia, superintendent of police, Dausa according to The Times of India.
Hema Malini was on her way to Jaipur from Agra. She was admitted to Fortis Hospital, Jaipur. Injured were identified as Seema (40), Hanuman (38), Shikha Devi (35) and Somil (5). Sonam, who died in the accident, was daughter of Hanuman and Shikha. Shikha Devi and her son Somil were rushed to Sawai Man Singh hospital in Jaipur and the other two were admitted to Dausa district hospital. Both of them have critical injuries on the head and other parts of the body, said Rajesh Tyagi, Deputy Superintendent of police, Dausa.
Police have arrested the car's driver.
According to sources, "The MP has a cut near the eyebrow and is complaining of back pain. She is conscious and walked into the hospital on her own. She is able to talk. A team of plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons and emergency specialists are attending to her. She will be thoroughly examined. Imaging tests will be carried out to rule out any internal injury."
The Times of Indian says, the family in the Alto car was on its way to Lalsot town in Dausa district while Hema Malini was coming from Agra to Jaipur. A few locals tried to block the highway, which was averted by the local police.
Tyagi said that at the time of collision, the air bags of the Mercedes were inflated. Hema Malini was sitting on the back seat of the car, as blood stains were also found from the back seat."
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Police has registered a case against Hema Malini's car driver under section 304-A (causing death due to negligence) of IPC. "Hema Malini was rushed to Jaipur in another car that we organized immediately and the other injured were taken to the local district hospital," said Tyagi. Out of the injured, two were later brought to Jaipur's SMS hospital.
Agra-Jaipur NH-11 has been notorious for accidents. Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ashq Ali Tak was injured recently in a similar accident. Rajesh Pilot was killed in an accident in 2000 near the same place where Thursday's accident took place.