Shripad Naik Injured, Wife Vijaya and Close Aide Killed in Car Accident in Karnataka
| Tuesday | 12th January, 2021
Union minister of state for defence Shripad Naik was injured late on Monday, while his wife Vijaya died after the car they were travelling in met with an accident.
Union minister of state for defence Shripad Naik was injured late on Monday, while his wife Vijaya died after the car they were travelling in met with an accident at Hosakambi village of Ankola taluk in Karnataka`s Uttar Kannada district. Officials said that Naik`s close aide and RSS pracharak Deepak Dube has also been killed in the accident.
There were four occupants in the car, who were travelling from Yellapur to Gokarna, they said. Sources have told News18 that Naik is critical and rushed to Goa Medical College (GMC).
"He is out of danger and his health condition is stable. Two minor surgeries would be performed on him tonight. As of now, there is no requirement to shift him to Delhi for treatment," Sawant told reporters.
Karnataka chief minister BS 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 said.
PM Modi and Rajnath Singh had also expressed their condolences on the tragedy.
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