MANGALDAI, Jan 13 - A lady teacher was killed on the spot in a road mishap this noon on the NH-15 just opposite the Bhupen Hazarika memorial park here. The accident occurred when the Scooty with registration AS J 6852 on which she was travelling as the pillion rider was knocked down by a speedy vehicle of an Army convoy. The deceased identified as Purnima Deka (50), was a resident Chamuapara village under Mangaldai PS and was a teacher at Deonagaon LP School.
The driver of the two wheeler who is a cousin of the victim fortunately escaped with a minor injury. The duo was going from Mangaldai towards their home after purchasing goods from the market on the eve of Bhogali Uruka on Tuesday. The police later seized the Army vehicle.