Some excerpts from the press conference at Salman Khan’s residence, where the actor and his brother Sohail Khan spoke about the accident late last night, which led to the death of a 70-year-old homeless woman, who was apparently disowned by her family.
The woman has been identified as Chandra Bala.
- Salman Khan – “The accident happened by mistake. I spoke to my driver and he said when he was driving, he saw something like a black polythene bag on the road, but it was the lady who was completely in black. He didn’t realise that he had hit a person. I would request everyone not to sleep on the road. We are not paying any compensation to the family members of the victim as we got to know that her family had disowned her. She was sleeping on the streets that shows that her family had disowned her. Now those who will come to claim her body, they won’t necessarily be her family members. But I hope they come to claim her body. When we come to know that her body has been handed over for cremation, we’ll make sure that we three brothers and our father are there”
- Sohail Khan – “I was at home. I did not know what was happening. Only the driver was there in the car. The car was coming home and they did not know who the family was. The news has been hyped a lot. Instead of focusing on who was in the car, people should focus on the fact that a women died. I got to know about this incident after an hour. This accident happened by mistake”