Chittorgarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben sustained injuries while a relative died when their car rammed into a truck in Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, police said.
According to information, Jashodaben was travelling in an Innova with four other people when their vehicle collided with a truck on the Chittorgarh-Kota four-lane road.
While the Prime Minister’s wife sustained some injuries, her relative Basant Bhai Modi, 67, died on the spot. A female relative, Vimla Modi, the wife of the person killed, was also injured.
The accident occurred around 45 km from the district headquarters under Parsoli station area in village Katunda, when Jashodaben and the others were going to Chittorgarh after attending a function in Kota.
Besides the Prime Minister’s wife and the female relative, a gunman, and a five-year-old child were also injured.
They were rushed to Chittorgarh hospital where they were admitted. The gunman and Vimla Modi were referred to Udaipur, police control room officials said.
According to police, the gunman was identified as Yatendra, 45, who was a commando. Vimla Modi, 62, resident of Unjha, and Bansi, a five-year-old girl who is the daughter of Rakesh Modi. Bansi has been discharged from hospital.
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot tweeted about the accident, “Sad to learn about the road accident near #Chittorgarh, #Rajasthan in which #Jashodaben and others got injured and one person died… May God give strength to bereaved family… Hope and pray those injured recover soon.”
Senior police officers and administration officials rushed to Chittorgarh hospital.