Actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) Hema Malini, who was injured and admitted to hospital after her Mercedes collided with another car in Dausa district, was discharged from hospital on Saturday.

A four-year-old girl died, while five others were injured including the actor when Malini’s car collided with another car on Thursday night in Dausa, 60 km from Jaipur. Mahesh Chand Thakur, who was driving Malini’s car when the accident occurred, was arrested at Kotwali Thana in Dausa.

Relatives of the four-year-old girl, killed in a car crash with Hema Malini’s Mercedes, have alleged that the child was lying at the accident spot for nearly 20 minutes and could have been saved had she been taken to the hospital along with the BJP MP.

“Hema Malini was taken to a hospital in Dausa by a doctor immediately after the incident. He then took her to Fortis hospital while Sonam was lying at the spot for 15-20 minutes. Nobody asked about her,” alleged Shirish Gupta, uncle of Sonam who succumbed to her injuries on way to hospital in Dausa last night.

“Had she (Sonam) been taken to the hospital along with Hema Malini, she would have been saved,” Gupta said.

Sonam’s father Hanuman Mahajan, his wife Shikha (35), Somil and Seema were shifted to the Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur.

An FIR was lodged against the driver, who hails from Vrindavan, under various sections of IPC including 279 (rash driving) and 304 (A) (causing death by negligence not amounting to culpable homicide). Thakur was produced before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Pallavi Sharma, on July 3, who granted bail to the driver.

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