Gopinath Munde dies of multiple injuries after road accident in Delhi; funeral today

Funeral is expected to take place at around 4.30 pm in premises of sugar factory founded by Munde near Parali.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Mumbai | Updated: June 4, 2014 8:24 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the relatives of Gopinath Munde who died in a road accident in Delhi on Tuesday. (Source: PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the relatives of Gopinath Munde who died in a road accident in Delhi on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

The body of BJP leader and Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, who died of multiple injuries and cardiac arrest suffered following a road accident in Delhi, reached Mumbai on Tuesday evening.

The funeral is expected to take place at around 4.30 pm in the premises of a sugar factory founded by Munde near Parali on Wednesday, party sources said.

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Munde, 64, who made his entry into the Union Cabinet for the first time last week, was on his way to the airport when his Maruti Suzuki SX4 car was hit by a Tata Indica car at Prithviraj Road-Tughlak Road intersection in the heart of the capital.

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Delhi Police said the Intelligence Bureau and the Special Cell were investigating whether there was any conspiracy angle behind the accident.

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Munde suffered cervical fractures and oxygen to the brain and lungs may have been cut off following the injuries.

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Munde’s body reaches Mumbai

The special plane carrying the body, accompanied by Munde’s relatives and party members, landed at the domestic airport here. The body was taken to ‘Poorna’ building in Worli, Munde’s residence in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, MNS chief Raj Thackeray, BJP MP Hema Malini and NCP leaders Chhagan Bhujbal and Praful Patel visited Munde’s residence to pay respects.

The body will be later kept at the state BJP office in south Mumbai to enable people pay respects to the departed leader.

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It would be flown to Latur in central Maharashtra on Wednesday morning. From Latur, the body will be taken to Parali in Beed district (Munde’s Lok Sabha constituency), around 70 km from Latur.

Munde family hails from Nathra village near Parali.

(With PTI Inputs)

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    H1N1
    Jun 4, 2014 at 2:09 am
    Only person who will benefit from his death is whom...the biggest beneficiary???? Sharad Pawar from NCP .....and Dawood Ibrahim is his langotiya Yaar..It seems to be a hit made to look like an accident....this culprit they released...needs to be picked up and questioned by the police. The court and the Judge is obviously hiding and covering up evidence and proof of a hit.
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    Cool Henry
    Jun 3, 2014 at 5:22 pm
    What a tragic loss. Media is not giving full details about this accident, but, this may be a good example to discuss the merits of wearing seat belt when travelling in the car - as a driver or as a penger - front seat or back.
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    akkalaria
    Jun 4, 2014 at 7:54 am
    oh no
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    Sphinx
    Jun 4, 2014 at 4:16 am
    I feel that minister's car jumped the signal, because that's what we see routinely with VIP cars.
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