On Saturday morning, 28-year-old Supreet Kaur, a news anchor with Chhattisgarh's private IBC-24 channel, was reading her regular 10 am bulletin. Fifteen minutes into the show, she was asked to carry a breaking news update. A Renault Duster SUV had crashed, leaving three dead and two injured.
The woman anchor was apparently unaware of the tragic incident till she read out the news about the road accident that killed three persons, including her husband. “She got suspicious when the Pithora-based reporter of IBC24 in the live phone-in provided the details of the vehicle (Renault Duster). Though the deceased were not identified by the reporter, he said that the three killed were from Bhilai. She became apprehensive as she is from Bhilai and knew her husband’s schedule”, her colleague said.
Unfazed, Supreet Kaur kept on reading the news and finished her show with composure.
Only after the show went off-air, she walked out of the studio, and broke down, calling up the reporter to find out more details, according to reports.
Bhilai-based Supreet Kaur has been working with IBC-24 - one of Chhattisgarh's most-viewed channels - for nine years and is a popular anchor. Last year, she married Harsad Kawade. The couple lived together in Raipur and has a daughter.