Indian Minister of State for Defence Shripad Yesso Naik suffered injuries and his wife Vijaya died when the car they were travelling in met with an accident in Karnataka’s Ankola on Monday evening. Naik’s wife suffered serious injuries in the accident and was rushed to the hospital. She, however, succumbed to her injuries. The Union minister’s personal assistant also died in the road accident.
“The personal assistant of Union Minister Shripad Naik also died in the accident,” Shivprakash Devaraju, SP of Uttara Kannada said.
Initial reports say that the Toyota Innova, in which the Union minister and his wife were travelling, was speeding when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The SUV skidded off the road and overturned into a ditch.