An Indian-American died and wife injured In Hit-And-Run Case

An Indian American man who was killed and his wife was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in the US state of Indiana few days back, reported the Republic newspaper.

The man who was Anshul Sharma, 30, died on the spot while his wife Samira Bharadwaj, 28, was injured critically in the accident on Sunday evening in the streets of Four Seasons Retirement Centre in Columbus. The couple belonged from Columbus city of Indiana, said the police.

A 36-year-old man, Michael Demaio, was arrested by the police. He was driving a red Chrysler minivan and hit the couple from behind, reported the Republic newspaper on Tuesday.

He was reported dead at the Bartholomew County Coroner while Ms Bharadwaj was later admitted to a hospital in Indianapolis.

The accused is now in a county jail, faces a number of preliminary charges, including failure to stop after an accident resulting in death, failure to stop after an accident resulting in injury, operating while intoxicated resulting in death and operating while intoxicated resulting in injury, said the report.

Now the family and friends of Mr Sharma are continuing to make efforts to take his body back to India and to support his wife, who was in a critical condition.

There were several messages requesting help on Twitter.  The authority there is making efforts to gave the body to India back.

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