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Family mourns new bride

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, March 31, 2014

ASHMITA Singh was married only three months before she met her tragic death over the weekend.

The 26-year-old ATM officer of BSP was on her way to Nadi when the company car she was travelling in hit an oncoming vehicle, the impact killing her instantly.

Her in-laws were still mourning her loss when The Fiji Times visited their home in Lautoka yesterday.

Ashmita's sister-in-law Vaishali Kumar could not hold back her tears as she remembered the family's last moments with the 26-year-old.

"She was supposed to go to Tavua in the morning but she got another call to attend to an ATM in Nadi which was not working," Mrs Kumar said.

"She told my mother she would not take long and that she'd be back around 2 o'clock."

Mrs Kumar also described Ashmita's last moments with her husband, Ricky Singh.

"She had just called my brother about 10 or 15 minutes before the accident telling him she'd be back soon and that they would have lunch together.

"It's just so sad."

Mrs Kumar, also 26, revealed how it was difficult for the family to see the young bride's body after the accident.

"When we went to see her body in the Nadi Hospital, my brother could not believe she was gone and kept telling the doctors she would wake up."

Mother-in-law Prem Lata said Ashmita was the perfect daughter-in-law.

"She was so good to me and to my son's sisters," she recalls.

"She had a kind heart and we knew she loved Ricky very much."

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said Ashmita was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old man of Nadi.

The incident occurred around 1.30pm along the Queens Rd, Waimalika near the School of Agriculture in Nadi.

The 30-year-old driver is admitted in hospital and is yet to be questioned.

Ms Naisoro said the 68-year-old driver of the other vehicle and the 58-year-old passenger were also admitted at the Nadi Hospital.

The national road death toll now stands at 13 compared with 11 this time last year.








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