A doctor at the hospital said, “All were stable with minor injuries when they came. They were immediately attended to and are now out of danger without any major bleeding. X-rays and CT scans have been done… Only the child has suffered a small fracture on the left leg tibia, but it is not major and is being treated.”
Member of Parliament from Mysuru-Kodagu constituency Pratap Simha, who visited the hospital, said the family that was on a private visit had sustained “minor” injuries, and the child has suffered a minor fracture and is undergoing treatment.
Speaking to reporters he said, “Prahlad Modi has suffered a minor scratch on his face nothing other than that, there is nothing to worry about, he is fine and talking. His son too has suffered minor injuries and is doing fine. His daughter-in-law has suffered a minor cut on her eyebrow on one side, she is being treated. All are fine and conscious. The grandchild’s bone below the left knee is fractured, but is stable.”
Prahlad Modi’s daughter was in another car and she is fine. Simha said, “For observation, they will be in the Hospital today. With the grace of goddess Chamundeshwari, all are doing fine.” According to Simha, the incident might have occurred as the driver was said to have felt a bit drowsy for a while.
Prahlad Modi is the senior vice president of the All India Fair Price Shop Dealers’ Federation. The 66-year-old younger brother of PM Modi has been with the organization since its foundation in 2001. He is the fourth of six children born to Damodardas Modi and Hiraben Modi.
Prahlad Modi, who earlier said he is a member of the BJP, has been a vocal critic of the Centre’s policies even after Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister. Over the years, he has raised several demands and staged dharnas for fair-price shop dealers’ rights.