An Indian TV news channel IBC 24 anchor Supreet Kaur, 28, began reading news from across Chhattisgarh at 10 am as usual on Saturday. Then a breaking news came midway through the bulletin: a live phone-in. A reporter phoned in details of a fatal accident involving a Renault Duster at Pithara in Mahasamund district.
Her job is to read news on TV and Supreet Kaur did just that by reading the breaking news of her husband’s death in a road accident, leaving her shell-shocked colleagues speechless by her exemplary commitment.
A senior editor said her colleagues realised that her husband was dead while she was reading the news but he said they “did not have the courage to tell her”.
“There were five people in the Renault Duster vehicle that they were traveling in and another unidentified vehicle, most likely a truck, hit them from behind. The damage to the vehicle was terrible and three people died with two others grievously injured… (Kaur’s husband) Harshad Kawade, a Raipur resident, was one of them,” a police officer said.
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Supreet, who comes from the steel township of Bhilai, has been working as a news anchor with the channel for the past nine years. Ms Kaur reportedly married Harsad Kawade a year ago and is the mother of a young daughter. The couple were living in Raipur, the capital of the Chhattisgarh state.