Koraput: A couple died while their son sustained critical injuries after the car in which they were travelling, dashed into a road side tree near Tapajodi under Boipariguda police limits in Koraput district on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as Chaitanya Mohanty and his wife Bidulata. The couple’s son Bipracharan Mohanty is stated to be critical.
According to sources, the incident took place at around 4.30am when the family was headed to Malkangiri from Kakatpur in Puri. The driver of the vehicle lost control over the wheels and rammed into a road side tree.
While Chaitanya died on the spot his wife Bidulata and son Bipracharan were rushed to the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput. However, doctors declared the woman ‘brought dead’, said a source.
Later, Bipracharan was shifted to a private hospital in Visakhapatnam after his condition worsened. Police have seized the ill-fated vehicle and the body of the couple was handed over to the family members after-post-mortem.