Hema Malini’s car crash: Our family lay bleeding on the road

Hema Malini’s driver Mahesh Chand Thakur, who was arrested on Friday after he was involved in an accident that claimed the life of a four-year-old child on Thursday night, was released on bail. He was charged with over speeding and causing death by negligence. The 66-year-old actress turned politician, who sustained injury in the accident underwent a surgery at Fortis hospital. The actress was said to be doing fine. She was being treated for a minor fracture on her nose.

An FIR against the driver was lodged by Hanuman Mahajan, father of the four-year-old daughter Sonam who died in the accident under various sections of the IPC at the Kotwali Thana in Dausa. Thakur was arrested and produced before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Pallavi Sharma who later granted him bail.

On Thursday night, Hema Malini’s Mercedes driven by her driver Mahesh Chand Thakur collided with an Alto carrying six passengers, resulting in the death of one and injury five others. According to police, the car was over-speeding. The incident took place on the Jaipur-Agra national highway near Dausa. Only a small portion of the Alto came in contact with the Mercedes but the crash was high enough to kill the four-year-old girl.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Hema Malini’s daughter Esha Deol rushed to meet Hema Malini post the incident.

The father of the deceased said that Sonam could have saved if they were immediately taken to the hospital along with the BJP MP but they were left bleeding on the road for long. Hanuman lost her daughter and his wife still ignorant that their daughter passed away.

“My little girl died in the lap of her mother in car. It is sad that mother is also struggling for her life in the polytrauma ward of SMS and she does not know that Sonam is no more,” Mr. Hanuman Mahajan told reporters at the hospital. For about “20-25 minutes our family of five” lay bleeding on the road in the crashed car, as a doctor took Ms. Hema Malini and others in his car to the hospital, Mr. Mahajan said.