Hema Malini blames victim’s father for accident

Bollywood actor says she wishes the girl's father had obeyed traffic rules

Web Desk July 08, 2015
File photo of Hema Malini.

Bollywood ‘dream girl’ and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hema Malini on Wednesday blamed the father of the child killed in the accident she was involved in for not following traffic rules.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, the Sholay actor condoled with the girl’s family and took the opportunity to call out the father of the girl, blaming him for his child’s death.

“How I wish the girl's father had followed the traffic rules - then this accident could have been averted and the little one's life safe!” she tweeted.

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Last week on Thursday, the veteran Bollywood actor was involved in an accident which killed a 4-year-old girl, Sonam. Hema was also injured as a result of the accident.


The actor was rushed to a local hospital sustaining minor injuries after her Mercedes reportedly rammed into an alto in Rajasthan.

She underwent medical scans upon reaching the hospital and television footage showed her bleeding on the forehead area above the right eye.


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“Hema has injuries above her eyes, on her back and legs. I drove her to the hospital in my car. She was in pain,” local state lawmaker Shankar Lal Sharma had told reporters.

According to the Hindustan Times, family members of a toddler who died in the accident accused the administration of lavishing all their attention on the VIP while ignoring others who were injured.

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Anguished family members of the Khandelwals said prompt medical aid to the injured could have saved the life of the young girl.

4-year-old Sonam.

“Two kinds of treatment are being given to victims of the same accident. Hema Malini was immediately taken to the Fortis Hospital, while our family-members were sent to Sawai Man Singh Hospital, where treatment was given very late,” said Rajiv Gupta, a relative of Khandelwal.