Shripad Naik critical in car accident, wife & PS dies, at Hillur, Ankola

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 11 January 2021 21:56 IST

A sad news. India's Ayush Minister and North Goa MP Shripad Naik's car met with an accident at Hilur village near Ankola today evening. His wife Vijaya and his personal assistant reportedly died on the spot. Shripad-bhau has been rushed to Goa Medical College in a critical condition.

Shripad-bhau's personal secretary Deepak Ramdada Gome also succumbed to injuries.

His wife Vijaya succumbed to the head injuries, as per the reports.

Shripad-bhau as well as his driver have received injuries.

Information says that Shripad-bhau is being rushed to Goa Medical College, in a criticial condition.

According to reports, Shripad-bhau along with his wife had left Goa today for Dev-Darshan. After visiting Ganpati temple in Yellapur, they were proceeding to Gokarn.

However, the tragedy occured at Hillur village in Ankola taluka as the car turned turtle.

Shripad Naik being treated at a nearby hospital in Ankola taluka

Following the mishap, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Goa Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant and told him to ensure proper arrangements for the treatment of Naik in his state.

File photo of Shripad Naik along with his wife Vijaya

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke to Sawant about speedy medical treatment of Naik (68).

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa condoled the demise of Naik's wife and conveyed his wishes for Naik's speedy recovery.

'Shocked to know that the car which Union Minister Shripad Naik ji was travelling met with an accident in Uttara Kannada and the death of his wife. My heartfelt condolences on the tragic death of Smt Naik and prayers for the speedy recovery of Shri Naik and those injured,' Yediyurappa tweeted.

 


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