A man from Hyderabad, who was studying at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut in the United States, died in a multi-car road accident
The deceased student, identified as 27-year-old Bethapudi Naga Tulasi Ram, was reportedly walking on the road, when a multi-car collision took place near Bridgeport Avenue.
Speaking to the Times of India, Shantha Raj, Tulasi Ram’s brother-in-law said, “The news of his death has come as a shock to us. In fact, his father Jacob is in a complete state of shock. He is a heart patient and is unable to digest the fact that his son is no more,” said.
Shantha Raj also told TOI Tulasi Ram was expected to graduate in a few weeks, and return to India in three months.
Shelton Detective Christopher Nugent told reporters that police responded to a report of a multi-vehicle accident with a pedestrian struck in between, at about 7:30 pm on Tuesday.
The US police also asked any eye-witnesses of the accident to step forward and narrate what they saw, by calling the Shelton Police Traffic Division at 203-924-1544.
According to reports, he hailed from Suraram Colony in Jeedimetla in Hyderabad, and Qutubullapur MLA KP Vivekanand said that he was trying to help the body return home quickly.
Tulasi Ram had been living with his father and sister, after his mother passed away when he was young.
Meanwhile, Telangana Today reported that the family's efforts to bring Ram’s body here had been hit by the procedural delays associated with getting a passport and visa, as none of them had a passport.
They approached the Ministry of External Affairs and the Telangana government on Thursday, seeking help to bring Ram’s body back home.
They also tweeted to Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao, and Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.