My daughter may survived if she was taken to hospital with Hema Malini
Trips to Jaipur for the Lalsot based Khandelwal family were common and always fun. They expected the one on Thursday night to be just the same until the car collision which left their life devastated.
The family’s youngest member Chinni lost her life while the remaining four travellers were left injured and are undergoing treatment at Jaipur’s SMS Hospital. The Khandelwals were occupying the car with which MP Hema Malini’s car collided on Thursday night.
The family members alleged that they were not treated like the way, the other victims in the other car. “Hema Malini was straightaway rushed to hospital in Jaipur but we were sent to Dausa’s district hospital,” Hanuman’s cousin Rajiv Gupta said.
Khandelwal has a business of tyres and he occasionally came to Jaipur for business purposes. “Every purnima, I come to Jaipur closing my shop for a day. It was a purnima but it was fateful. I come to Jaipur by car and such incident never happened,” he said.
31-year-old Hanuman Khandelwal, his wife Shikha, his sister in law and son Soumil are still in shock.
“Agar woh doctor meri gudia ko bhi Hema malini ke saath hospital le jate, to shayad woh zinda hoti (had the doctor, who took injured Hema Malini to hospital, taken my daughter along with him, she would have been alive), Khandelwal said.
A doctor, who was passing by, had driven the actor-turned-politician to hospital in Jaipur.
”I can remember before drifting to unconsciousness that ahead of my car, there was a Wagon R, which crossed the road. I was driving the car at almost negligible speed. I took a turn to Lalsot on Jaipur-Agra road but within seconds a speeding Mercedes rammed into my car. After that what happened I did not remember. I have lodged an FIR against the driver of Mercedes for overspeeding and rash driving,” he said.
Just before accident, they were listening to songs, he recollects. ”My daughter, Chinni was sitting in her mother’s (Shikha’s lap) on the front seat. She was trying to snatch my phone to play. She loves phones,” he said while talking to TOI at the hospital.
Before the accident, she went to sleep in her mother’s lap and never woke up again. “She was a loving daughter. I have a 6-year-old son Soumil but whenever I enter my house, she was the first one to rush towards me to hug me. When she was born, it was just like Diwali in our family,” Khaldelwal said.
Khandelwal along with his 30-year-old wife Shikha, 45-year-old sister in law Seema and 6-year-old son Soumil are undergoing treatment at Sawai Man Singh hospital’s trauma centre.
The accident has snatched happiness from his life. “On July 29, we were planning for a celebrate birth of my sister’s son. The family was in a mood of celebration. I purchased gifts in the day. At the time the car collided, it was full with gifts for my sister and her baby,” he said.
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