In a tragic incident, a 29-year-old man from Hyderabad died in a road accident in New Zealand on Saturday morning.
The family of Syed Abdul Raheem Fahad is now requesting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help bring his body back.
The family said that Fahad is studying in Auckland in New Zealand and worked as a part-time taxi driver.
Speaking to ANI, brother of the deceased, Syed Nehmath Ullah, said, â€śMy brother Fahad went to New Zealand two years ago on a student visa. Today in the morning we received information that he met with an accident and succumbed to injuries, we request EAM Sushma Swaraj to help us and make our brother's body to reach India soonâ€ť.
PTI reported that a relative living in Australia informed the family that a drunk driver jumped a traffic signal while going at a high speed and rammed into Fahadâ€™s car.
The family lives in the Chanchalguda area of Hyderabad, and has urged the Centre to help bring Fahadâ€™s body back to the city.
State BJP President Dr K Laxman also took up the matter, asking Sushma Swaraj to expedite the case and bring Fahad's body at the earliest.
"Madam @SushmaSwaraj Ji Syed Farhad Mahmood (Abdul Raheem Fahad) aged 29 years R/o Hyderabad died in a road accident in Auckland, New Zealand. Kindly help to bring back body to India. Thank you," he tweeted.
Earlier this month, a Telangana techie was mowed down by a light rail train in Santa Clara, USA. He succumbed to his injuries while being taken to the hospital.
A resident of Albany, Ohio, 44-year-old Krishna Erravelli was mowed down near a crossing. He had gone to San Jose for official work.
â€śThe train that struck the pedestrian was shut down and about 100 passengers were removed and transferred onto another train,â€ť said Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Brandi Childress.