Hema Malini got into a fatal road accident yesterday. She was seated in a Mercedes that ran into a Maruti Alto in Dausa, Rajasthan. Reportedly, she was rushed to the hospital immediately after the mishap and her head injury was treated. The police filed an FIR against Hema’s driver post the incident. The crash left a girl child dead and the actor heavily injured.
The driver Mahesh Thakur (35) has been arrested and booked under section 304A of IPC, which is a bailable offence.
In an interview to a leading daily, Rajesh Tyagi, Deputy superintendent of police of Dausa said:
We have arrested him under section 304-A (Causing death due to negligence) of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) which is a bailable offense. The airbags of accident met vehicle were opened properly on the driver and his next seat on the left while the airbag of the backseats including the left side where Hema Malini was sitting did not open. There was also blood on the left side where she was sitting thereby clarifying that she was not driving the vehicle.
Our condolences to the little girl’s family and we wish Hema Malini a speedy recovery.