The reporter said three of the five people travelling in the SUV, a Renault Duster, were dead.
For Surpreet Kaur the information was enough to instantly realise that her husband was one of the victim of the auto crash.
She walked out of the newsroom after anchoring the 30-minute news bulletin and then reacted to the development. The couple are said to have been married for just over a year and lived together in Raipur, Chhattisgarh's capital. Though the reporter did not say the names of those involved in the accident, Kaur heard enough of the details to know that the incident involved Kawade.
"We are standing with her in this hard situation".
Once the cameras were off, Kaur finally broke down and began to call her relatives, according to her coworkers.
When the news anchor was connected with channel's reporter for live phone-in, she realized that her husband Harsad Kawade was among the passengers of the ill-fated vehicle.
Despite realising the tragedy that struck her, Supreet kept reading out news and finished her duty. "We stand with our colleague in her pain".
A senior editor said staff learned that her husband was dead while she was reading the news.
A report via the UK's sun told of Kaur and her husband marrying a year ago and she also has a young daughter. "She left for the accident site after that", one editor at the station told the Indian Express. Kaur has worked with us for nine years, and is one of the most popular anchors in the state.
"I salute Supreet's strength in dealing with her husband's demise with extraordinary bravery and professionalism".
It started out as a routine morning at work for Supreet Kaur.