"Tried to help the injured who were lying on the road for quiet sometime," she added.

Another controversy Accident victims kin claims Smriti Irani did not stop to helpNDTV/screengrab
news Controversy Monday, March 07, 2016 - 17:23

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday was in a spot when the children of a doctor killed in an accident on the Yamuna Expressway on Saturday night contradicted her claim that she had tried to help the injured and ensure they reached hospital. 

On Saturday night, Irani escaped with minor injuries after a vehicle in her cavalcade allegedly hit a motor cycle killing one Dr Ramesh Nagar and injuring his daughter Sandali and nephew Pankaj. 

However, the minister's office said in a statement on Monday that a vehicle mentioned in the media reports of having hit the motorcycle had nothing to do with Irani's cavalcade and that she had directed SSP, Mathura, to arrange ambulance immediately so that injured could be given medical treatment at the earliest. 

In a series of tweets immediately after the accident, Irani had said, "For all enquiring re my accident- I'm fine. Thank you for the concern and wishes." 

"There was a pile up of vehicles due to an accident on the expressway. Unfortunately, the police vehicle before mine and my car also crashed 

"Tried to help the injured who were lying on the road for quiet sometime and ensured they reach a hospital. Pray for their safety," she said in another tweet. 

"Good Samaritan Manoj Chopra and his wife also helped injured citizens. God bless them for their empathy and kindness," she added. 

However, Sandali on Monday told the media that they were on a motor cycle which was hit by a vehicle from behind and that belonged to Irani. 

"I did ask her for help but she completely refused to help us and said she could help us afterward also. Smriti Irani could have helped us. Had she helped (us), probably our father would not have died," she said.

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