Jaipur: Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini was on Thursday night injured in a road accident involving her Mercedes car and a Maruti Alto car in which one child occupant of the other vehicle was killed, officials said.
The driver of Hema malini’s vehicle has been arrested.
The 66-year-old actress received a stitch on her head and is reported to be fine, according to her close aide.
Hema Malini was rushed to Fortis hospital here from the accident spot in Dausa, 60 km from here, and is undergoing medical scans.
TV footage showed the actress bleeding on the forehead area above the right eye.
There were five occupants in the Alto car–2 women, 2 children and a man, a Dausa district official said Dausa Collector Swaroop Panwar said a girl child in the Alto car died in the accident near Dausa Highway at 8.50 PM while two of the remaining survivors were seriously injured.
Two of the four injured were admitted to SMS hospital in Jaipur while two are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Dausa, he said.
Hema Malini, the BJP MP from Mathura, was proceeding to Jaipur from Mathura in her Mercedes Benz while the other vehicle was proceding to Lalsoth from Jaipur. Further details were awaited.
The girl who died was identified as Sonam, aged four years.
One eyewitness who said he took Hema Malini to Jaipur in his car said she told him to drive fast as she was under great pain.
She was bleeding on the forehead, above the eyebrow on the right side.
‘She has been hurt on the back, on her legs and on the forehead. Doctors checked her for internal injuries,’ he said.
Another eyewitness said the Alto car was entering the bypass road from a side road on the highway when the collision occurred.
A police officer at the Fortis hospital said the star is currently doing fine and that the doctors have not spoken of any major injury to her.
Besides the driver and Hema Malini, two other persons were reported to be travelling with her in the star’s luxury vehicle