Bihu festivities turn sour, five members of a husori group killed in tragic accident at Gohpur


Guwahati: At least five members of a Bihu husori group were killed in a tragic accident at the national highway 15 in Biswanath district of Assam late Saturday night.

The incident occurred at the Tokobari under Helem Police station.

A Bihu troupe comprising around 20 boys and girls, most of them teenagers who were residents of North Karibeel in Kosarigaon village, had gone to perform Husori at Rangajan in Gohpur. 

They were returning late at night when the accident took place. The driver of the vehicle was under the influence of alcohol and lost control of the vehicle while maneuvering a sharp bend following which the vehicle overturned.

Five members of the group — two boys and three were girls — were killed on the spot.

The deceased have been identified as Radhika Daimary, Buddhimoti Boro, Bornali Boro, Sanjay Basumatary and Kalimon Basumatary.

The driver, however, managed to jump out of the vehicle after it turned turtle.