`Ra.One` animator Charu battling for life

Ra.One animator Charu Khandal is battling for life after meeting with an accident.

Mumbai: Charu Khandal, who led the team that
recently won the National Award for special effects in
Shahrukh Khan`s "Ra.One", is battling for life, after an auto
rickshaw in which she was travelling, was hit by a speeding
car in suburban Oshiwara here, leaving her seriously injured,
police said on Monday.

The mishap took place in the early hours of Sunday around
1 am, when the 28-year-old victim was returning home in the
auto with her sister Ritu and friend Vikrant Goyal.

The young animator has suffered multiple fractures in her
leg and spine besides grave injuries on her head after the
black Honda City rammed into the auto rickshaw, which turned
turtle near Sriji restaurant.

Ritu and Goyal also received severe injuries in the
accident, police said.

The trio was immediately rushed to a nearby private
hospital where Charu is battling for life and two others are
undergoing treatment.

Manoj Gautam, who was behind the wheels of the car was
arrested yesterday for rash and negligent driving. He was
subsequently granted bail, police added.


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