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Hema Malini blames father of victim for Dausa accident

New Delhi, 22/03/2014: Actress Hema Malini, in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo: Shanker Chakravrty

New Delhi, 22/03/2014: Actress Hema Malini, in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo: Shanker Chakravrty   | Photo Credit: SHANKER CHAKRAVARTY

BJP MP Hema Malini on Wednesday faced a lot of flak on social media after she blamed the father of the two-year-old girl who was killed in the car >accident at Dausa, Rajasthan, for violating traffic norms.

“My heart goes out to the child who unnecessarily lost her life and the family members who have been injured in the accident. How I wish the girl’s father had followed the traffic rules — thn this accident could have been averted & the lil one’s life safe!” tweeted the BJP MP from Mathura, immediately sparking outrage on social media.





While Dausa police have arrested Hema Malini’s driver for the accident, the actor-turned politician’s tweets further upset the family of Hanuman Khandelwal.

Mr. Khandelwal’s two-year-old daughter Sonam was killed when Hema Malini’s Mercedes collided with the Alto of Khandelwal family injuring him, his five-year-old son, his wife Shikha and his brother’s wife Seema.

‘What rule did I break?’

Mr. Khandelwal told reporters that he had not violated any traffic rules, and claimed that Hema Malini’s Mercedes was overspeeding at more than 100 km per hour. “I had my indicator on. I saw the road was clear and then took a turn. What traffic rule did I break? Was I speeding? Her car was at 150 plus speed. She is a big name but must at least think before speaking,” he told reporters.

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