Jeypore, Feb 7: A rider sustained critical injuries after an SUV belonging to Handloom, Textile and handicrafts Minister Padmini Dian, hit his motorcycle near Chatarala village under Boriguma police limits in Koraput district today.
The rider was rushed to Boriguma hospital.
However, the minister was unhurt in the accident. She later visited the youth at the hospital and facilitated his treatment.
The Boriguma police has launched a probe into the accident reaching the spot.
The identity of the youth is yet to be established, said police.