Young Indian from Telangana Dies in Road Crash in Maryland | Indian of the world
HYDERABAD – A youth from the Nalgonda district of Telangana died in a traffic accident in the United States.
His family have asked the Indian government to help them bring his body home.
According to late reports to members of his family, Mandali Shekhar, 28, died when a high-speed car struck him in Ellicott City, Md., On November 19.
The youngster, from Theratigudem village of Gurrampode mandal in the Nalgonda district, had left for the United States three years ago and worked as an event manager at a restaurant.
His family members were told he was crossing the road after getting out of his office when a high-speed car hit him. He was transferred to Howard County General Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries by then.
Shekhar’s father, Mr. Muthyalu, a farmer, and his mother Komaramma were shocked upon hearing the news of his death.
Shekhar has a brother and four sisters. The family appealed to state and central governments to help bring back Shekhar’s body.
Leaders of the Telugu Association of North America and friends of Shekhar have contacted Indian Embassy officials, seeking help in sending the body to India. Friends of the deceased also raised funds to help his family.
According to relatives of Shekhar, after completing an intermediate education at a college in Nalgonda, he took a course in hotel management at a college in Vijayawada.
In 2017 he completed a postgraduate hospitality and tourism degree from a university in Italy and in 2018 traveled to the United States and joined a hotel as an event manager.