An Indian TV presenter has been praised as “extremely brave” after she reportedly read out the breaking news of her husband’s death in a car accident on a 24-hour popular news channel.
Supreet Kaur read out the news bulletin after a reporter phoned in details of a fatal accident, which had killed three of the five people travelling in a Renault Duster.
The 28-year-old to realised her husband was likely to be one of those killed as he was meant to travel in a Renault Duster along the same route and at the same time with four companions, the Hindustan Times reports.
A news anchor for Chhattisgarh’s IBC-24 channel for nine years, Ms Kaur kept her composure throughout the news bulletin.
It was only after the news hour, when she walked out of the TV studio, that she reportedly broke down.
One of her colleagues told the Indian newspaper: “She is an extremely brave lady. We are proud of her as an anchor, but what happened today has left us in shock.”
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”.
Ms Kaur reportedly married Harsad Kawade a year ago and the couple were living in Raipur, the capital of the Chhattisgarh state.