Hema Malini discharged from hospital; driver granted bail

Jul 04, 2015, 11:32 IST | PTI

Jaipur: Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini, who was injured and admitted to hospital after her Mercedes collided with another car in Dausa district, was on discharged from hospital. 

She was taken to Mumbai by a chartered plane accompanied by her daughter Esha Deol and her husband Bharat Takhtani.

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"On the request of family members, she was discharged around 9:30 AM", a spokesperson of Fortis Hospital told PTI. The 66-year-old actress had undergone a surgery for her wounds at the hospital on Friday. She was also treated for a minor fracture on her nose.

Hema Malini discharged from hospital; driver granted bailHema Malini surrounded by family reaches Mumbai after getting discharged from the hospital. Pic/Pradeep Dhiver

A four-year-old girl was killed while five others were injured including the actress when Hema's car collided with another car on Thursday night in Dausa, 60 km from here. Mahesh Chand Thakur, who was driving Hema's car when it met with the accident, has been arrested at Kotwali Thana in Dausa.

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Hema Malini discharged from hospital; driver granted bailEsha Deol with husband Bharat Takhtani and brother-in law Vaibhav Vohra

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 Friday, who granted bail to the driver. He was later released on bail.

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