"The three-member panel of doctors constituted to conduct the post-mortem of Gopinath Munde concluded the Union Minister suffered multiple internal injuries that caused cardiac arrest, leading to his death," Amit Gupta, Public Relations Officer of AIIMS, told media persons.

"His liver was ruptured which caused internal bleeding. Due to the sudden shock/impact, he then suffered cardiac arrest. None of the external wounds were fatal enough to cause death," the report said.
    
Gupta said Munde was brought to the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre of AIIMS at 6:30 am.

"On his arrival at the Apex Trauma Centre, there was no spontaneous breathing, no blood pressure, no pulse. There was no cardiac activity. So, immediately cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was started and it continued for the next 50 minutes. However, he didn't respond to the treatment," he said.

He was declared dead at 7:20 am.

Gupta said, "The detailed report will come out in the evening, which will be directly handed over to the investigating officer of Delhi Police."

Munde's postmortem was conducted by a medical board at AIIMS after which his body was taken to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters at 11 Ashoka Road.
   
Brother-in-law of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, Munde is survived by his wife and three daughters, one of whom is an MLA from Parli in Maharashtra's Beed district.

Munde, who made his entry into the Union Cabinet for the first time last week, 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 capital. He was sitting in the backseat of his car.

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