Nayagarh: Tension erupted at Dimirijhari under Nuagaon Police limits in Nayagarh district today after a pedestrian was killed after being hit by an SUV.
The deceased has been identified as Jagannath Pradhan, the owner of a garage.
According to reports, the deceased was walking down the road when the SUV ran over him, killing him on the spot.
On the other hand, the family members of the deceased alleged that one Braja Sahoo of the same locality murdered him over past enmity.
Tension prevailed after the incident as hundreds of locals staged a road blockade in the area. The irate locals reportedly ransacked and set the SUV owner’s garage on fire.
On being informed, the local police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.