Woman Hit Allegedly By Car In Maneka Gandhi's Convoy Slips Into Coma

22/06/2015 1:03 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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India's Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, center, Nand Wadhwa, founder of HealthPhone, left, and S.S Kamath, President of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, attend the launch of a mobile education program for mothers in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The program is aimed at providing health and nutrition education to reduce child malnutrition. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

As the world was busy preparing to bend and stretch for International Yoga Day, a 45-year old woman was fighting for her life at the district government hospital at Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, after being hit by a car allegedly from an Indian MP's convoy, according to reports.

The victim, Mango Devi, sustained serious head injuries and is in a coma, after being hit by a car allegedly from MP Maneka Gandhi's convoy near Tah Pauta village in Pilibhit, according to the Times of India.

The 18-year-old son of Devi said: "My bike was hit by the second car in the fleet, which was following the car carrying Maneka Gandhi." He also alleged that he had filed a written complaint at the police station, but that the officers there had not lodged an FIR.

On the other hand, Ranjit Singh, the public relations officer of Gandhi who is the union women and child development minister, denied that Devi had been hit by a car in the convoy. He said the woman was injured when her son lost control of his motorcycle. But he added that the ministry was ready to provide the best possible medical assistance to protect her life.

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