According to media reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben suffered minor injuries on Wednesday morning, February 7 when an Innova car she was traveling in, rammed into a truck on the Kota-Chittorgarh four-lane road near Begu, Rajasthan. There were seven people traveling in the vehicle and most of them were believed to be her relatives. The vehicle was completely smashed and Basant Bhai, the driver of the car died on the spot. Jashodaben’s 45-year-old gunman Yatendra, her relative Vimla Modi and a five-year-old child were also injured in the road accident. Both of them were referred to a hospital in Udaipur.
The accident took place around 55kms from Chittorgarh on the Kota-Chittor highway. Reportedly, Jashodaben was travelling from Atru in Baran to a place called Unjha in Gujarat when their car hit a trailer truck around 10 am. Senior police officers and administration officials immediately rushed to the Chittorgarh hospital. NDTV quoted Suresh Khatik, the sub divisional magistrate of Chittorgarh saying, "Jashodaben is okay. She's (in) comfort. She is getting primary health check-up done."
Jashodaben, who is a retired school teacher, lives in Brahmanwada – a village which is about 35kms from Modi's hometown, Vadnagar.
Rajesh Rajora, Circle Officer, Begrun told The Times of India, "Jashodaben has sustained some minor injuries and is out of danger. She has been admitted to district hospital Chittorgarh. A case will be registered again the unidentified truck driver."
After the accident, senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot tweeted, "Sad to learn about the road accident near Chittorgarh, Rajasthan in which Jashodaben and others got injured and one person died. May God give strength to bereaved family. Hope and pray those injured recover soon."
As per latest reports, the accused truck driver has been detained by the police.