Yamuna Expressway Accident: Victims Allege Smriti Irani Ignored Them

author image
Updated on 1 Sep, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Two days after HRD Minister Smriti Irani tweeted that she tried to help the injured who were lying on the road for quiet sometime following an accident on the Yamuna Expressway on March 5 night, the teen daughter of the doctor, who was killed, has a different story to tell.

Sandili Nagar, daughter of Agra-based doctor Ramesh Nagar, alleges that she pleaded for help but “Smriti Irani ignored us“.

smriti irani & girl (1)

After the accident, Irani had tweeted:


In an FIR lodged at a police station in Mathura by Ramesh Nagar’s son Abhishek, it is being alleged that the medical practitioner’s daughter and nephew had to wait seven hours before getting proper medical help.

He alleged that Irani “ignored the victims and moved away. It was later that police took the children to hospital.”



“The HRD minister’s car hit our bike, which was at slow speed. Our bike fell. I asked for help but they said no. They said you can get help later. If she wanted, she could have helped us. If she had helped us, my father would have been there with us,” Sandili said.

She claimed that Ms Irani walked out of her car, which was damaged, got into another car and drove off.

Irani was returning from Vrindavan where she attended a Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha convention.

As per the FIR, a “speeding car” with registration number DL 3C BA 5315 which was part of the cavalcade of the HRD minister, hit Nagar’s motorbike from behind.



Reports suggest that the pilot vehicle in Irani’s cavalcade rammed into Honda city. Her car then rammed into the pilot vehicle after failing to control its speed.

Irani escaped with minor injuries on her left arm and leg, but was not hospitalised.