V.C. Shukla dies of injuries sustained in Maoist attack

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:19 pm IST

Published - June 11, 2013 03:24 pm IST - Gurgaon

Senior Congress leader V.C. Shukla. File photo.

Senior Congress leader V.C. Shukla. File photo.

Senior Congress leader Vidya Charan Shukla (84), who was seriously injured in a >Maoist attack on a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh two weeks ago, died at Medanta — The Medicity hospital here on Tuesday.

“He was operated upon for intestinal and liver injuries and remained critical… Unfortunately, despite all efforts by a team of specialists he succumbed to his injuries and illness and passed away today [on Tuesday] afternoon,” said a statement issued by the hospital authorities.

“Mr. Shukla developed multiple-organ failure. Severe bullet injuries and old age were the major risk factors in his case,” said Yatin Mehta, Chairman, Institute of Critical Care and Anaesthesiology.

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