Jagatsinghpur: Tension erupted at Hajipur Chhack in Jagatsinghpur district after a minor boy died being hit by a Tata Magic van while crossing the road here this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Sheikh Salim (11), son of Sheikh Siraj of Hajipur muslim slum.
The incident took place at around 8.30 am at Hajipur on Cuttack-Jagatsinghpur road when the minor boy was going to attend his tuition classes. The van coming from Hajipur to Cuttack hit Salim while he was crossing the road. He sustained severe injury on his head.
The locals rushed him to SCB Medical College & Hospital in critical condition. However, he died on the way to the hospital.
The driver of the van escaped the spot along with the vehicle following the incident.
Irate locals staged a road blockade by burning tyres following death of the victim and demanded adequate compensation for the family of the deceased boy.
Owing to the road block, movement of vehicles on the road connecting Kandarpur and Jagatsinghpur was disrupted for over two hours.
Biridi tehsildar and police rushed to the spot and specified the angry mob assuring consideration of their demands.