Bharatiya Janata Party MP and actor Hema Malini was injured on Thursday in a road accident which killed a two-year-old child and severely injured two others at Dausa in Rajasthan.
Hema Malini, who was sitting in the front seat, sustained injuries on her forehead, cheek, and legs. She was rushed to the Fortis Hospital in Jaipur where doctors conducted a CT scan and then administered stitches on her wounds, a source in the hospital said.
"She arrived at the Emergency with a cut above the right eyebrow and complained of backache, but other than that, there were no visible injuries," said a doctor who did not want to be named.
"She was coherent, which is always a good sign. We're running scans for internal injuries, if any," he added.
A neurosurgeon and plastic surgeon are treating the injury on her face and she will be kept in the hospital overnight under observation. Doctors said her condition was out of danger.
The Mathura MP was returning to Jaipur after a visit to the Mehendipur Balaji temple in Karauli district, about 70 km east of Jaipur when her Mercedes rammed into an Alto at the Lalsot bypass on the highway. The family travelling in the car were residents of Lalsot, police said.
Others injured, including a two year old child, were initially taken to a hospital in Dausa from where they were later referred to Jaipur.
Dausa SP Anshuman Bhomia said a case was registered against the driver at the Sadar police station in Dausa and the vehicles seized.
Spot visuals: BJP MP Hema Malini meets with an accident in Dausa, Rajasthan. pic.twitter.com/6mmfXrszDN— ANI (@ANI_news) July 2, 2015