Hyderabad: Abdul Raheem becomes victim of drunk driving, dies in New Zealand

Hyderabad: An Indian national hailing from Hyderabad was on Saturday has died in a road accident in New Zealand.

The victim is identified as 27-year-old Syed Abdul Raheem Fahad, went on student visa to New Zealand two years ago.

The incident occurred in Central Auckland when a speeding and the drunk driver jumped a red light and ploughed into Fahad’s car. Fahad died on the spot due to the fatal crash.

The family of Fahad has urged the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, to bring his body back at the earliest.

Brother of the 27-year-old Fahad, Syed Nehmath Ullah, spoke to ANI and said, “My 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 MEA Sushma Swaraj to help us and make our brother’s body to reach India soon”.

One of the family members of student added, “We have established contact with the concerned embassy, but we would like to request EAM Sushma Swaraj to help bring his body here at the earliest. We also want compensation”.

ANI inputs