The Mumbai Police charged actor-producer Rajat Bedi for alleged rash driving that led to a road accident. The incident took place on Monday evening when the actor was driving his car along the Sitladevi Temple Road in Andheri, a 39-year old man who identified himself as Rajesh Boudh was suddenly hit.
The Koi..Mil Gaya star took him to Mumbai’s Cooper Hospital where the victim was being treated. On Tuesday late night, the victim died as a result of his injuries. The death of Mr. Rajesh Boudh prompted authorities to file a new charge under section 304-A of the Indian Penal Code in the FIR. Bedi was charged with this FIR that stated cause of death due to negligence.
On the positive side, it was reported that when the accident happened, the actor stopped his car to help the victim and took him to RN Cooper Hospital for treatment. Thereafter that night, Rajat Bedi proceeded to the DN Nagar Police Station to report the incident, claiming the victim was drunk and abruptly approached his car.
Rajat Bedi’s manager told ETimes, “In an unfortunate incident, though it was not Rajat’s fault as he was driving really slow. Mr. Rajesh suddenly came in front of Rajat’s car. He was fully drunk, near Andheri West Metro station. Rajat himself immediately took him to Cooper Hospital after the accident and extended all possible help and support to him, arranged for blood in the night at 3.30 am, and supported his family. Sadly he passed away.” According to a police official, they are checking the CCTV camera in the area for evidence and seeking to speak with the local eyewitnesses who can corroborate Bedi’s statements.
Actor Rajat Bedi is known for his villainous acts in cinemas. He played the role of antagonist Raj Saxena in Koi… Mil Gya with Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta. He has worked in over 40 Bollywood films that include films like The Hero, Rakht, Khamosh, and Rocky.
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