Actor-politician Hema Malini’s driver has been arrested after her speeding car killed a four-year-old child during an accident on Thursday evening. Malini was travelling to Jaipur from her constituency Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.
Although Malini is not seriously hurt, the girl’s parents and another child who were in the Alto have been hospitalised. The 66-year-old actor-politician received four stitches and was treated for minor injuries in a Jaipur hospital.
Here is what an eye-witness at the scene tweeted.
@richaanirudh mam, I was witness..she immediately pulled curtain and flew in 2 min.. No ambulance in 30 mins..We arranged for auto..arrogant
— Hitendra Gupta (@hitugupta_27) July 3, 2015
Malini’s accident and the subsequent media coverage became a subject of intense conversation on social media platforms. With Hema Malini becoming a top twitter trend, the dominating theme of the conversation was how media had focussed on the actor’s injury and not the four-year-old child, who was killed by her ‘speeding car.
Deeply saddened by the news of Dausa accident. I pray for the victims. We’re making all efforts to provide immediate relief & medical care.
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) July 2, 2015
“Hema has injuries above her eyes, on her back and legs. I drove her to the hospital in my car. She was in pain,” Rajasthan lawmaker Shankar Lal Sharma told reporters last night.
Dausa SP, Anshuman Bhomia said, “Five people were injured and out of them Sonam died. Sonam’s mother and brother have been referred to SMS (Sawai Man Singh) hospital.”