A 65-year-old man died today when his two-wheeler was allegedly hit by a car in which Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia was travelling, the police said.
The accident occurred at Puthiyakavu on the Kochi-Allapuzha stretch of a national highway when Scindia was going in a chauffeur-driven car to attend a function at Cherthala after arriving at Kochi from New Delhi.
After the incident, the Congress leader in a tweet said "Devastated - sad loss of life - unfortunate accident between Cochin-Allepy. Arranged for hospital immediately - on way to meet bereaved family!"
Devastated - sad loss of life - unfortunate accident betw Cochin-Allepy. Arranged for hospital immediately - on way to meet bereaved family!— Jyotiraditya Scindia (@JM_Scindia) August 10, 2016
The deceased was identified as Sasi, a resident of Puthiyakavu locality. Though Sasi was rushed to a nearby hospital, he succumbed to injuries, informed the police.
After handing over the car to the police, Scindia left in another vehicle, KC Venugopal, Congress MP from Alappuzha, said.
Apart from the former Union minister, three other Congress workers were in the car when the mishap occurred, Venugopal said.
-With PTI inputs