Hema Malini sparked outrage with her tweet alleging that the father of the little girl who died in the unfortunate accident involving her in Rajasthan was not following traffic rules.
While condoling the death of the girl on twitter, the BJP MP said the accident could have been averted had the father of the child followed rules.
My heart goes out to the child who unnecessarily lost her life and the family members who have been injured in the accident. Contd
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) July 8, 2015
(Contd) 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! — Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) July 8, 2015
This past Thursday, Hema Malini’s Mercedes crashed into a Maruti Alto in which Harsh (or Hanuman,according to some media reports) Khandelwal was travelling with his family killing two-year-old daughter Chinni (or Sonam, according to some media reports), and injuring other passengers of the Alto. Hema Malini was injured too.
Father of child who died responds to Hema Malini’s tweet on accident: pic.twitter.com/4MeFZzbE2K
— NDTV (@ndtv) July 8, 2015
While she was immediately rushed to Fortis Hospital in Jaipur, the Khandelwal family was brought to government-run Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital. The little girl’s father had earlier stated that had his daughter taken to Fortis along with the BJP parliamentarian, she could have survived.
I was unconscious,but eyewitness say my little daughter was lying there for 10 to 15 minutes-Victim’s father on Hema Malini accident(Dausa) — ANI (@ANI_news) July 4, 2015
His reaction to Hema Malini’s allegation was expectedly bitter:
“I feel very sad that Hemaji, an MP, has such a small ‘soch’ [thinking] that she tweeted that I was not following traffic rules. Big people can say anything from anywhere…If she has courage…she should come before me and say what she has to. I like to know from her one traffic rule that I violated…whether I was driving at very high speed, or whether I was on the wrong side, or I did not give an indicator..or I did not put seat belt.”
And this is how Twitterati reacted:
Typical. Bollywood star runs over somebody. Blames somebody for the accident. Didn’t expect it from Hema Malini too.
— $ir $ri $ri Magal (@jhunjhunwala) July 8, 2015
Henceforth, “Hema Malini” to mean “Even worse than Salman Khan” pic.twitter.com/JPHAqSFWVE
— RushdieExplainsIndia (@RushdieExplains) July 8, 2015
There is a grieving family. And then a blessed Hema Malini Ji who survived. To make a cold, callous statement blaming them, is sad.
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) July 8, 2015
Classy, Hema Malini. Good time to wag finger at father who’s just lost his child. https://t.co/rztnegNQ0p
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) July 8, 2015