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Hema Malini got star treatment, we were in pain: Car crash family


Two-year-old Sonam died when Hema Malini’s Mercedes rammed into an Alto. (HT Photo)

Family members of a toddler who died in an accident involving MP Hema Malini’s vehicle in Rajasthan’s Dausa, on Friday accused the administration of lavishing all their attention on the VIP while ignoring the other injured.

Two-year-old Sonam died when the MP’s Mercedes car hit an Alto in which she was travelling with her parents and siblings late on Thursday night.

Sonam’s father Hanuman Khandelwal (31), his wife Shikha (26), son Somil (4) and sister-in-law Seema (45) also suffered injuries of varying degrees in the accident which left actor-turned-politician Hema Malini with injuries on her nose and forehead.

While the MP, 66, is undergoing treatment at the Fortis Hospital in Jaipur, 60 km from Dausa, the others were shifted to the SMS Hospital, also in the state capital.

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

“Our only pain is that the treatment is not of the same quality that is being extended to the MP,” he said.

Hema Malini got star treatment, we were in pain: Car crash family

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