Yashika Aannand hurt in accident, friend dies

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Actress Yashika Aannand was driving an SUV that lost control and summersaulted before hitting a median

Yashika Aannand

Actress and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant Yashika Aannand met with a nasty accident on the ECR Road, near Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram), at around 11.50 pm on Saturday night. According to witnesses, she was with three of her friends in an SUV. The four friends were supposedly returning to Chennai from a beach resort in Mamallapuram.

The car was speeding and ran into the median after the driver of the vehicle lost control. On hitting the median, the car then somersaulted before coming to rest in a roadside ditch.

Passengers and drivers of vehicles behind Yashika’s SUV rushed to rescue the four of them from the mangled car and took them to a nearby primary health centre near Mamallapuram. However, upon reaching the health centre, Yashika’s friend Vallichetti Bhavani, a software engineer from Hyderabad working in the US, was declared “brought dead” on arrival.

The three others in the SUV, who had been critically injured, were given first-aid before being rushed to Apollo Hospital Chennai.

Reports state that the trio is currently under treatment and stable. The Mamallapuram police, who conducted an enquiry at the accident spot, have supposedly verified that the SUV was being driven by Yashika. She has, since, been booked under IPC sections 279, 337 and 304, which are all bailable offences.

The actress’s father, Chetan Anand, confirmed that the actress was better. “She is stable. But then she has three fractures. They are doing the first operation. They will be doing two more operations for the other fractures. We are all at home waiting for the updates,” he added.

Yashika gained popularity with her stint in Tamil Bigg Boss Season 2 in 2018, which was hosted by actor Kamal Haasan. She also acted in Vijay Devarkonda’s film NOTA. (Inputs from Sanskriti Media)