Man killed, wife critical in road mishap in Jharsuguda

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Jharsuguda: A 58-year-old man was killed while his wife sustained critical injuries after an unidentified vehicle hit their motorcycle near Dengabar Chhak under Laikera police limits in Jharsuguda district on Friday night.

The deceased has been identified as Ravi Kishan of Bagdihi village of the district. His wife, Purnami Kishan who sustained critical injuries has been admitted to Jharsuguda DHH for treatment.

According to sources, the incident occurred at around 8 pm when Ravi was returning to his village with his wife on a motorcycle. Suddenly, an unidentified vehicle hit them near Dengabar Chhak, killing Ravi at the spot and leaving his wife sustained critical injuries.

Locals immediately rushed Purnami to the hospital. On being informed, Laikera police rushed to the spot and recovered the body of the deceased person.

Police have registered a case (223/19) and sent the body for post-mortem. An investigation is underway, sources said.

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