New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde's liver was ruptured in the road accident and he suffered a cardiac arrest due to shock, as per preliminary postmortem report by a team of doctors at AIIMS.

"His liver was ruptured which caused internal bleeding. Due to the sudden shock/impact, he then suffered cardiac arrest. None of the external wounds were fatal enough to cause death," AIIMS sources said.

Munde's postmortem was conducted by a medical board at AIIMS after which his body was taken to BJP headquarters at 11, Ashoka Road.

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Gopinath Munde died of multiple internal injuries that led to a cardiac arrest

Munde, 64, an important figure in Maharashtra politics, was going to the airport here when his Maruti Suzuki SX4 car was hit by a Tata Indica at Aurobindo Chowk at around 6.20 a.m.

Gupta said Munde was brought to the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre of AIIMS at 6:30 a.m.

"On his arrival at the Apex Trauma Centre, there was no spontaneous breathing, no blood pressure, no pulse. There was no cardiac activity. So, immediately cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was started and it continued for the next 50 minutes. However, he didn't respond to the treatment," he said.

He was declared dead at 7.20 a.m.

Gupta said, "The detailed report will come out in the evening, which will be directly handed over to the investigating officer of Delhi Police."