Namitha was at Namakkal, near Salem, to attend a function when the mishap occurred. The actress was reportedly there to flag off a stage drama when the dais fell apart.
As soon as Namitha got on the dais, youngsters and autograph hunters rushed forward to the stage for a close look and seek her autograph. In the melee, the stage fell apart, injuring the actress. Though it was a minor injury, Namitha was taken aback by the incident. She refused medical treatment despite three ambulances arriving on the spot, stating that it was of no serious concern.