The Khans claim that the victim’s family had cut all ties with her
Salman Khan announced yesterday (July 2) that his family was not paying any compensation to the relatives of the 70-year-old woman who was killed by a Land Cruiser owned by his brother Arbaaz. “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. I would request everyone not to sleep on the road,” Salman told reporters at their Galaxy Apartment home in Bandra, Mumbai.
“We are not paying any compensation to the family members of the victim as we got to know that her family had disowned her,” he added.
The incident occurred around 11 pm Sunday (July 1) near St Andrew’s Church in Bandra when the vehicle was headed towards the home of the Khans at Bandstand. The woman has been identified as Chandra Bala, police said. She was rushed to the Bhabha Hospital by a police constable and some autorickshaw drivers in the vicinity but died from her injuries.
Salman’s brother Sohail Khan said that he was “shocked” when he came to know about the accident. “I was at home. I did not know what was happening. Only driver was there in the car. The car was coming home and they did not know who the family was,” he told reporters. Sohail also said that “the news has been hyped a lot”. He added, “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.”