Kokrajhar: In an unfortunate incident, budding Koch Rajbongshi singer, Sushmita Rai was killed along with three others of her family on July 29th, 2019 in a fatal road mishap. The accident took place near Kalchini on the National Highway 31(C) of West Bengal’s Alipurduar. She hailed from Salakati in Kokrajhar district of Assam
The seven-member family including Sushmita’s grandparents were returning from Bol-Bam Yatra (an annual pilgrimage of devotees of Shiva) when a head-on collision occurred between their Chevloret car and an 18-wheeler truck.
In the accident, Jogesh Kumar Rai (grandfather), Pramila Rai (grandmother) and Rajkumar Ray (father) succumbed to their injuries.
Sushmita’s mother Kalyani Rai and sisters, Arushi and Kumkum who sustained severe injuries in the crash were rushed to the Alipurduar District Hospital in a critical condition. Meanwhile, police have sent all the bodies for post mortem.