An elderly woman, who turned up for the Yoga Day event at the Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun, fell unconscious before the event and died, according to a police official.
“An elderly woman died after she fell unconscious outside the FRI before the start of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Yoga Day programme here,” police said on Friday.
The woman has been identified as Sudha Mishra, a 73-year-old resident of Indira Nagar area. She was rushed to a local hospital when she fell unconscious at the entry gate of the FRI.
“She fell unconscious at the entry gate and died by the time she was rushed to a hospital,” the police added.
Mishra arrived at the FRI at around 4 am to participate at the International Yoga Day event on June 21.
(With inputs from agencies)