Puri: A motorcyclist was killed after being hit by a speeding truck near Pipli toll gate on Bhubaneswar-Puri national highway on Thursday.
A preliminary investigation suggests that the deceased is a lawyer by profession.
According to sources, the victim was headed towards Bhubaneswar on a bike when a speeding truck hit him from the rear near Pipli toll gate.
The motorcyclist fell on the road and came under the wheels of the truck resulting in his death on the spot.
On being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the body. Police have also detained the truck driver and launched a probe into the matter.