The Union Minister was on his way to the Delhi airport when the accident occurred on Tuesday morning

Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde was on his way to the Delhi airport on Tuesday morning to catch a flight to his constituency in Beed of Maharashtra to address a victory rally when he was killed in a road accident. Around 6.20 a.m. at a traffic intersection, an Indica, driven by Gurvinder Singh, hit Mr. Munde’s official car on the rear left side, where he was sitting.

The post-mortem report revealed that the 64-year-old Minister died of cardiac arrest. Mr. Munde’s liver was ruptured and he suffered two fractures in the spine. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said a litre and a half of blood got accumulated in Mr. Munde’s abdomen. Mr. Munde’s driver took him to the AIIMS, where he was declared dead around 7.20 a.m.

Gurvinder, who called the Police Control Room, was arrested from the accident site. He was granted bail after being produced at the Patiala House Court.

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