In the most shocking incident that occurs, a vehicle in which Union Minister for Ayush & Defence Shripad Y Naik was travelling met with a major accident. The minister’s wife and his close aide lost their lives and the Shripad Naik was admitted with serious injuries.
PM Modi has spoke to Goa CM Pramod Sawant to ensure proper arrangements for the treatment of Shripad Naik in the state.
Investigations reveal that the cause of the accident could be the vehicle’s driver may have lost control of the car which was a white Toyota car the minister was travelling in a mangled state among bushes and trees. The car was badly damaged and the rescuers found the car fallen into a ditch. The wounded minister had been immediately admitted to hospital nearby to Ankola in Uttara Kannada district on Monday night.
Police said that Naik, along with his wife, personal assistant Deepak, his close confidant Sai Kiran, a gunman and a driver went from Yallapur to Gokarna on fateful Monday night when this tragic accident occurred.
“It was not a crash between vehicles. Prima facie it happens to be the case of the driver lost control of the car” the police officer told PTI.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa expressed shock at the accident and condoled the death of Shripad Naik’s wife.
Shocked to hear that the car travelled by Union Minister Shripad Naik ji had an accident in Uttara Kannada and the death of his wife.
My sincere condolences on the sad death of Shripad Naik’s wife and my prayers for the quick recovery of Shri Naik and the wounded,” Yediyurappa tweeted.