Wagh said the Maharashtrian leader’s accident may have been done by some people who were not happy with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Munde’s win in the Lok Sabha election, reports claim.

64-year-old Munde, who made his entry into the Union Cabinet for the first time after the Lok Sabha polls, was on his way to the airport when his car was hit by another vehicle at Prithviraj road-Tughlak road roundabout in the heart of the national capital on Tuesday morning around 6.30 am.

A senior police official said the offending vehicle was an Indica car, which jumped the traffic signal at Aurobindo Chowk and collided with the Maruti Suzuki SX 4 in which Munde was travelling towards Safdarjung road from Prithviraj road.

The Indica was coming towards Tughlaq road, a little over a km from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official residence, and hit Munde's car towards the passenger side where Munde was sitting, the police official said, adding Munde fell on the seat immediately after the car was hit.

The driver of the Indica car was detained from the spot and later arrested by police.

Sources say Munde, who was diabetic, did not receive much of external injuries due to accident but he died because of a cardiac arrest that followed.


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