A police jawan was killed and four others including three security personnels were injured when an SUV in the convoy of Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai overturned in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district this afternoon.
The AAP leader’s vehicle was not involved in the accident and he was safe, said a senior police officer.
The mishap took place under Korar police station area on Kanker-Bhanupratappur road when Rai was heading for Bhanupratappur for a party programme.
A police jawan identified as Dinesh Dhruv died in the accident while three other policemen and the driver of the SUV were injured.
As per the preliminary information, driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicle near Korar following which it overturned, skidded off the road and rolled into adjoining field, leaving all the five men inside injured.
The Minister and his associates took the injured to Bhanupratappur. “Dhruv succumbed to his injuries while being taken to Raipur from Bhanupratppur for the treatment,” the police officer said.
The driver of SUV who also sustained serious injuries was being shifted to Raipur while other three were taken to Kanker district headquarters.
(With PTI inputs)