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By Dharani | Apr 11, 2020 01:59 PM

A 26-year-old techie from Andaman and Nicobar Islands died in Chennai reportedly due to cardiac arrest.

Amid lockdown, Techie from Andaman Dies in Chennai

Prakhar Kumar, an employee of an IT company in Adyar and an alumnus of NIT Puducherry was found dead in his room in a men’s hostel in Karapakkam on Saturday.

According to the police, Prakhar was sharing a room with two others in the hostel. He was staying alone when the incident happened as his roommates had gone to their native place. On Saturday, he was found dead in his bed and the cause of death seemed to be cardiac arrest.

His family is yet to see his mortal remains due to the ongoing lockdown due to COVID-19.

Prakhar's brother Shikhar Kumar told The Hindu that the authorities in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been trying to bring the body in a cargo flight.

“My family, particularly my parents, wants his last rites to be done here. The place where he grew up and loved. So, our preference is not to travel to Chennai to finish the funeral in an unknown city,” Shikhar was quoted as saying by The Hindu.

“They are trying to transport the body either by a flight or in a ship. Once they confirm transportation arrangements, we are fully prepared to finish embalming and other formalities in the hospital in four hours,” Veerakumar, Inspector, Kannagi Nagar police station, who is handling the case told The Hindu.

அரசியல், விளையாட்டு, நாட்டுநடப்பு, குற்ற சம்பவங்கள், வர்த்தகம், தொழில்நுட்பம், சினிமா, வாழ்க்கை முறை என பலதரப்பட்ட சுவாரஸ்யமான செய்திகளை தமிழில் படிக்க இங்கு கிளிக் செய்யவும்