Union Minister Shripad Naik injured in fatal road mishap in Karnataka, wife, aide die


New Delhi: In a tragic road mishap, Union Minister Shripad Naik was injured while his wife and close aide died in Karnataka.

Police said Naik’s wife and his personal secretary, Deepak, died in the hospital.

The Union Minister of state for AYUSH (independent) and defence is out of danger, hospital sources said. The Minister is under treatment at the Goa Medical College and Hospital in Bambolim.

The road mishap occurred in Ankola in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka when he was travelling from Yellapur to Gokarna on Monday night.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Pramod Sawant for providing best treatment.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has expressed his grief over the incident. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also condoled the death of Naik’s wife.

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