Dhenkanal: A body of a man was found in a car on National Highway 55 near Motanga area in Dhenkanal district on Tuesday morning.
According to available information, the four-wheeler was spotted by locals. The car’s tyres were also found to be punctured.
Locals, who spotted the body inside the car, immediately informed the police about the same.
As per the initial investigation, the deceased has been identified as an hyva driver.
Reportedly, the driver was critically injured in a mishap and was being carried to a hospital through the car by the company where the driver worked.
However, it is suspected that, after the car’s tyre became flat, the vehicle was left abandoned on the highway. It is also being said that, the hyva driver might have succumbed to his injuries while being taken to the hospital.
Palpable tension erupted in the locality as residents and passersby questioned the company (who engaged the hyva driver) for abandoning the vehicle midway, sources added.