Smriti Irani came, did not help, say kin of accident victim

New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani was in a spot on Monday when the children of a doctor killed in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway on Saturday night contradicted her claim that she had tried to help the injured and ensure they reached hospital.

On Saturday night, Irani escaped with minor injuries after her vehicle and her escort vehicle had rammed into a vehicle that had allegedly hit a motorcycle killing one Dr Ramesh Nagar and injuring his daughter Sandali and nephew Pankaj. However, the minister’s office said in a statement that the vehicle mentioned in the media reports of having hit

the motorcycle had nothing to do with Irani’s cavalcade and that she had directed SSP, Mathura, to arrange ambulance immediately so that injured could be given medical treatment at the earliest. However, Sandali told the media that they were on a motorcycle which was hit by a vehicle from behind and that belonged to Irani.

“I did ask her for help but she completely refused to help us and said she could help us afterward also.  Smriti Irani could have helped us.  Had she helped (us), probably our father would not have died,” she said.

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Sandali’s brother Abhishek also made similar remarks saying his father was lying dead and the injured children were pleading for help.  He said the convoy of Smriti irani was on its way from Vrindavan to Delhi.  “My sister, who was present on the spot, told me that they (minister and her entourage) did come out and see but instead of helping, they got back in the car and left.  On humanitarian grounds she could have helped us and saved our father,” he said.

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