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Rahul`s death unfortunate, he was like my own child: Ram Kripal Yadav

Updated: Jul 11, 2016 10:09 IST
Patna (Bihar), July 10 (ANI): Expressing grief over the death of 18-year-old Rahul Kumar, who was killed after his bike was hit by a vehicle escorting him to Patna, Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav on Monday said the loss is unfortunate as the deceased was like his own child.

"I am in profound grief over the accident as he was our own child. He was very poor boy and I am feeling distressed at the loss. The incident was tragic and I have sympathy with his family," said Yadav.

"No one was there to see him, but I helped him and met his family members. I stopped immediately, rescued them and found all six of them injured, we rushed them to Nalanda Medical College and Hospital and stayed there for two hours," he added.

Yadav said the government didn't offer any help to the family, they were waiting whole night till he reached there early in the morning for the post mortem.

He also clarified that the accident did not took place with his car, but one the vehicles in his convoy.

On Saturday, Rahul's motorbike collided head on with a jeep in the cavalcade escorting Yadav in Patna, resulting in biker's death on the spot and injuring six security men.

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