The body of 26-year-old Indian woman who died in Auckland last week has been repatriated to India on Wednesday, July 1.

The office of Consulate of India in Auckland confirmed to the Indian Weekender that the mortal remains of the Indian woman had been repatriated via Vande Bharat Mission led 8th Air India flight from Auckland to New Delhi on Wednesday, July 1.

NZ Police media team said the police became aware of a sudden death incident involving a person who died at Auckland Hospital on Friday, June 26.

The woman came to New Zealand on a student visa in 2017 to study Business course, Level 8 at Whitirea College, in Auckland.

She was on a work visa in New Zealand and was employed full time as a retail assistant at the newly opened Westfield mall in Newmarket, Auckland.

Close contact of the deceased said he was informed of the death on Friday afternoon who later informed her family in India. 

"She was very smart, an intelligent person, but used to be reserved about personal matters," the close contact said on the condition of anonymity. 

"It's sad that such a bright life and left us so soon," he added. 

The death has been referred to the coroner.

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