Gopinath Munde’s liver ruptured, cardiac arrest due to shock: Post-mortem report

Due to the sudden shock/impact after accident, he then suffered cardiac arrest.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: June 3, 2014 9:51 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi places a wreath as he pays tribute to Union Minister Gopinath Munde in New Delhi. (Source: AP) Prime Minister Narendra Modi places a wreath as he pays tribute to Union Minister Gopinath Munde in New Delhi. (Source: AP)

Rural Development Minister and the OBC face of BJP in Maharashtra Gopinath Munde died of multiple internal injuries and cardiac arrest suffered following a  road accident in Central Delhi on Tuesday Morning.

“The minister has died of multiple internal injuries. No external wound was found on his body. When he was brought to Trauma Centre, his pulse and hearth beat were not working,” AIIMS spokesperson Dr Amit Gupta said after a team of doctors conducted a postmortem on his body.

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64-year-old Munde, 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.

Gopinathmundegraphics

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

Munde was taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre at 6.30 AM by his personal assistant and driver and was declared dead at 7:20 AM.

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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.

Vardhan said Munde’s liver had tear at 2-3 places and there was one-and-half litres of blood in his abdomen because of the injury.

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Explaining the possible cause of Munde’s death, he said in case of fracture at C1 and C2, the blood supply to the
brain stem gets cut off due to damage to the vertebral artery.

“The major thing that cost him very heavily was a fracture of the cervical spines C1 and C2. When you have
fracture at C1 and C2, the blood supply at the brain gets cut off because the vertebral artery gets damaged immediately,” he said.

A source at AIIMS said the Rural Development Minister died of the sudden shock as he suffered a cardiac arrest.

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    usual suspect
    Jun 3, 2014 at 12:41 pm
    life is so much fragile in this world in one moment you r talking and other moment you r dead meat.
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      jhule lal
      Jun 3, 2014 at 10:37 am
      why is there no information about the vehicle which hit him.
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        manu
        Jun 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm
        This shows the need to imProve road safety in our country...
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          Deccan Samurai
          Jun 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm
          Gopinath Mande was not wearing a seat belt.
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            sacchadesi
            Jun 3, 2014 at 2:30 pm
            One this that bugs me is why was the driver that hit Shri Munde's car was arrested but not the driver who was driving his car?Very sad to know about this. May God give peace to his soul and grieving family members and friends. This also talks of the urgent need to improve traffic discipline on the roads.
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              Citizen
              Jun 3, 2014 at 10:45 am
              Most unfortunate. My condolences to the bereaved family. Hope new rulers would put more emphasis in developing roads all over the nation and inculcate discipline in vehicle users by enforcinfg strict traffic laws and licensing ways to avoid untimely deaths on the roads of the nation by many a citizen as seen in media every day. Jaihind
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