Pedestrian killed in road mishap in Kalahandi, locals block road


Kalahandi: Tension prevailed in Bisipali village under Sargibahal panchayat in Bargarh district today after locals blocked road following the death of a man in a road mishap.

The deceased was identified as Hemraj Pujari.

According to sources, Pujari was hit by a speeding private bus named Santoshi in the morning near Bhatraguda. He died at the scene.

Angry over the death, the locals blocked Junagarh-Kalampur road near Bhatraguda Chhak in the district.

Vehicular traffic on the road was disrupted as locals burnt tyres demanding immediate compensation for the family of the deceased.

On being informed, police reached the spot and tried to pacify the agitators, sources said.

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