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TULIKA KAUSHAL would have been 18 on November 26. Minutes before leaving the house, she told her mother to finish her work early during the day as in the evening she would go to market along with her to purchase a suit for her birthday.

india Updated: Nov 16, 2006 00:06 IST

TULIKA KAUSHAL would have been 18 on November 26.

Minutes before leaving the house, she told her mother to finish her work early during the day as in the evening she would go to market along with her to purchase a suit for her birthday.

Unfortunately, it turned out to be a never-ending wait for the mother for her eldest daughter Tulika died in a road accident on her way to college.

Says a family member: “We just could not believe the news when we got a telephone call this morning saying that Tulika was crushed down by a speeding bus.” She said next month there was a marriage scheduled in the family and Tulika was extremely excited. She got some audio CD prepared for dance item to take place on the occasion of ‘Ladies’ sangeet’. The marriage of one of her aunts was to be held on December 6.

Principal SP Singh said that Tulika was a bright student. “Getting admission to B Com first year was not an easy task as we go by merit. And she qualified it.”

The college was closed down on Wednesday to mourn the death of this student who is a resident of Naya Gaon. Tulika’s younger sister Ritu and Surabhi and other family members are in a state of shock.