Thursday 21 May 2015

Bollywood actor Jeetu Verma attacked in Rajasthan, suffers serious eye injury

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New Delhi: One of the familiar faces in Hindi movies, Jeetu Verma, best known for his role in 'Soldier' starring Bobby Deol, recently met with an untoward incident. According to BollywoodLife.com, Jeetu, who was travelling from Jaipur to Mount Abu by road was attacked by some locals reportedly.

BollywoodLife.com originally attributes the report to Mumbai Mirror. The report mentions that Jeetu was headed to Jaipur for a function and en route was attacked by some people who pelted stones at his car due to which his suffered a grave eye injury. The actor has been admitted to a hospital in Wadala, Mumbai at present.

The report quotes Jeetu' elder brother Manohar as telling Mumbai Mirror, “There is a 40-km patch of forest area near Chittorgarh, which is en route. It was broad daylight and Jeetu was sitting next to the driver in the front seat. Suddenly, some locals started pelting their car. The driver picked up speed but the stones kept coming. One hit the windshield and it cracked. Jeetu’s eye was hit and bleeding profusely even as the driver raced away.”

He said, “the police assessed the vehicle and also recovered the stones that had cracked the glass and fallen into the car. But there needs to be more security. When such occurrences are happening in the region on a daily basis, it is important that stringent measures be taken immediately.”

Jeetu’s wife, Kusum told Mumbai Mirror, “Sunielji (Suniel Shetty) arranged for Jeetu to be transported and admitted to this hospital the moment he landed in Mumbai. Now, we hope that he recovers soon and other travellers don’t suffer such horrors in the future.”

The report quotes the doctor operating Jeetu in Mumbai as saying that the actor has fractured his eyebrow and lost retinal function. The injury is grave and the doctors are doubtful whether his right eye will regain sight or not.

Here's wishing Jeetu a speedy and healthy recovery.