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Australian woman associated with ISKCON dies in road accident in Vrindavan

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 January 2017, 12:13 IST

A 55-year-old Australian woman associated with ISKCON died after her scooter was hit by a tractor in Vrindavan, police said on 10 January.

Tiudt Sharne Ann, who had arrived here on a 5 year tourist visa in 2015, was a devotee of Lord Krishna and used to look after stray cows in the town, police said.

She died on the spot after the incident on 9 January. The tractor driver fled the scene while his vehicle has been impounded by police.

A complaint of negligient driving has been filed with police against the driver by a friend of the deceased.

Police said the Australian embassy has been informed about the incident. Quoting the embassy, police said the victim is survived by a brother.

The body has been sent for post-mortem while the last last rites would be carried out as per the embassy's instructions, police said.

-PTI

First published: 10 January 2017, 12:13 IST
 
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