18-Year-Old Dies As His Bike Collides With Jeep From Ram Kripal Yadav's Cavalcade

10/07/2016 8:22 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 25: Minister of State for Water and Sanitation Ram Kripal Yadav arrives to attend the first day of the second half of the budget session at the Parliament House, on April 25, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Rajya Sabha adjourned till Tuesday after uproar by the opposition over the Uttarakhand issue. Opposition raised slogans of 'Loktantra ki hatya bandh karo' (Stop the murder of democracy) in the House. The issue of imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand today echoed in Parliament with Congress members in both Houses storming the Well and party leader Mallikarjun Kharge staging a dharna in the Lok Sabha. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

PATNA -- A youth was killed, and six security personnel were injured, when his motorbike collided head on with a jeep in the cavalcade escorting Union minister Ram Kripal Yadav in Patna district of the east Indian Bihar state on Saturday, police said

The collision took place near Devdahan village under Dhanarua police station when the Minister of State for Rural Development was going to Patna and the youth was on his way home in Bir village under the same police station

Rahul Kumar (18) died on the spot while the escort jeep overturned injuring the six security men, police said

The injured policemen have been admitted to Nalanda Medical College and Hospital here

The Minister termed the incident "tragic" and expressed grief and sympathy to the deceased's family

"It was a tragic incident. I express my profound grief and sympathy to the family of the deceased. The incident happened suddenly," Yadav told PTI

The Minister was on his way to Patna after inaugurating 'Ujjwala' scheme at Masaurhi, the area which falls under his Lok Sabha constituency Patliputra.

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