Updated April 21st, 2024 at 00:18 IST

Pankaj Tripathi's Brother-In-Law Dies in Road Accident, Actor's Sister Injured

The accident occurred at GT Road in Nirsa at 4.30 pm on Saturday. The couple's car crashed into a divider while they were travelling from Bihar To West Bengal.

Pankaj Tripathi | Image:IANS

Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi’s brother-in-law Rakesh Tiwari died in a road accident in Dhanbad, Jharkhand on Saturday, police said. Tripathi’s sister Sabita Tiwari was injured in the incident. Sharing details of the matter, the police said that the incident occurred around 4.30 pm at Nirsa Bazar on the Delhi-Kolkata National Highway-2, when the car in which the couple was travelling hit a road divider. They were headed to West Bengal from Gopalganj district of Bihar.

A file photo of Pankaj Tripathi ~ Image: Pankaj Tripathi/Instagram

Pankaj Tripathi's sister out of danger

Rakesh Tiwari was declared dead at the Shahid Nirmal Mahto Medical College Hospital (SNMMCH), Dhanbad, where they were rushed to after the accident. Tripathi’s sister, who suffered a leg fracture, is out of danger, SNMMCH Emergency HOD Dr Dinesh Kumar Gindauria said. Pictures of a white car rammed into the divider, reportedly of late Rakesh Tiwari and Sabita Tiwari, have also circulated on social media. 

A video, said to be of the speeding vehicle going off track and crashing into the divider has also been widely shared on social media. However, the veracity of the CCTV video and photos could not be confirmed. Reportedly, after the accident, Pankaj rushed to Dhanbad to meet his recuperating sister. Other family members and close ones were also seen gathered at the hospital in a video shared by PTI

Who was Pankaj's brother-in-law Rajesh Tiwari?

Reportedly, Pankaj Tripathi's brother-in-law Rakesh Tiwari worked for the Indian Railways. He was posted in Chittaranjan. According to family members, he was returning to Chittaranjan from his village when the accident occurred.

(With PTI inputs)


Published April 20th, 2024 at 22:09 IST