Child artist Shivlekh Singh, who was seen on popular shows like Sasural Simar Ka, Sankatmochan Hanuman and Kesari Nandan, died in a road accident. According to a PTI report, the accident took place at 3 pm at Dharsiwa area on Thursday (July 18). It is being said that the accident happened when the 14-year-old actor was travelling with his parents to Raipur from Bilaspur. Their car hit the rear side of an ongoing truck on the outskirts of Raipur.
Shivlekh died on the spot, while his mother Lekhna and father Shivendra Singh and another person travelling with them (Naveen Singh) were injured. It is being said that Lekhna's condition is critical.
Raipur Superintendent of Police Arif Sheikh told PTI that the truck driver escaped from the spot leaving behind the vehicle. Efforts are being made to trace the truck driver.
A family friend told that Shivlekh was on the way to Raipur for a media interview.
Shivlekh, whose native is Janjgir-Champa district in Chhattisgarh, was living with his parents in Mumbai since the last 10 years. Besides television shows, Shivlekh has made his presence felt in reality shows as well.
(With PTI Inputs)