Bharatiya Janata Party MP and actor Hema Malini's driver Mahesh Thakur has been arrested after an accident in Rajasthan Thursday night in which a child was killed and two others injured.
Thakur has been booked under section 304 (culpable homicide not
amounting to murder), section 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life
or personal safety of others) and section 338 (causing grievous hurt by
act endangering life or personal safety of others).
The Mathura MP was returning to Jaipur after a visit to the Mehendipur
Balaji temple in Karauli district when her Mercedes rammed into an Alto
at the Lalsot bypass on the highway. The family travelling in the car
were residents of Lalsot, police said.
There were five people -- one man, two women and two children -- in the
Alto car when the accident occurred. While one child died, the others
received serious injuries. Two of the injured are at Jaipur's SMS
Hospital and the other two are at a hospital in Dausa, police said.
Hema Malini, who was sitting in the front seat, sustained injuries on her forehead, cheek, and legs. She was rushed to the Fortis Hospital in Jaipur where doctors conducted a CT scan and then administered
stitches on her wounds, a source in the hospital said.
Hema Malini's Mercedes rammed into an Alto.
A neurosurgeon and plastic surgeon are treating the injury on her face and she will be kept in the hospital overnight under observation. Doctors said her condition was out of danger.
The hospital will hold a press conference on Hema Malini's condition at 11:45am on Friday.
Others injured, including a two year old child, were initially taken to a hospital in Dausa from where they were later referred to Jaipur.