Dausa accident: Dead child's father hits back at Hema Malini


The father of the dead child hits back at the BJP MP and actress Hema Malini for tweeting about violating traffic rules. Hema in the morning posted a tweet that the life of the child could have saved if her father would have followed the traffic rules. Reacting to the allegation, Harsh Khandelwal, father of the girl vented his anger.

"My daughter was flung on the road according to eye witnesses. She could have helped my child at least. Anyone could have taken pity on a two-year-old child, she could have taken my daughter with her," said Harsh Khandelwal, who is still in hospital nursing his fractured leg. He and his family have been in hospital since the accident took place on Thursday.

Hema Malini has been criticised for leaving the accident spot without lending help to the family. She suffered injury on forehead and was driven to a private hospital.

No one attended The Khandelwals’ family and they were left in a pool of blood post the accident for 20-25 minutes.

Hema Malini's tweets today have invited criticism. She wrote, "My heart goes out to the child who unnecessarily lost her life and the family members who have been injured in the accident. How I wish the girl's father had followed the traffic rules - thn this accident could have been averted & the lil one's life safe!"

Mr Khandelwal claimed that Hema Malini's Mercedes was running in high speed.  "I had my indicator on. I saw the road was clear and then took a turn. What traffic rule did I break? Was I speeding? Her car was at 150 plus speed. She is a big name but must at least think before speaking," he said.

Last week, Hema Malini's daughter Esha Deol said her mother would provide financial help to the family. "Nobody contacted us, nobody has helped us," said Mr Khandelwal's wife Shikha.