Amid the festive fervour, three members of a family killed in a road mishap on Saturday evening at Rajaghat on the outskirts of Pathsala town in Lower Assam’s Barpeta district.
Police said the incident took place when the family members—a woman and her two daughters—mowed down by a speedy hatchback car when they were crossing National Highway 31 at Rajaghat.
The woman identified as Monowara Bengum and her two daughters—Zesmina Parvin and Machuma Parvin—died on the spot.
The impact of the accident was so severe that the rear windshield glass of the car (Datsun Go) bearing registration number AS 01 EA4124 was completely smashed.
The woman along with her two children during puja vacation came to her parental home at Rajaghat from Bilasipara in Dhubri district.
Bhabanipur police have caught the driver of the vehicle and registered a case against him.