New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini has been criticised for leaving the site of an accident after her speeding Mercedes hit a Maruti Alto last night, without reaching out to the victims of the accident, including two very young children.
A two-year-old girl was killed in the accident and her six-year-old brother is in ICU at a Jaipur hospital with fractures in both arms and both legs. They were travelling in the Alto with their parents and another relative; all of them were injured.
Witnesses at the site of the accident in Dausa, Rajasthan, said Hema Malini, 66, who was injured on the forehead, was driven away to Jaipur soon after the car crash in a private vehicle by a local BJP leader. Her assistant who was travelling with her, and the driver of her Mercedes also left with her.
The driver was arrested later in the night and has been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. He has been granted bail.
“We know she (Hema Malini) was also hurt but at least she could have inquired about the wellbeing of the family… (She could have) asked the doctors to give (the family) proper treatment,” said a relative of the child who died, news agency IANS reported.
On social media people asked why the MP had not stayed to help.