Koraput: A school headmaster was killed after being hit by a tractor near Bastamba under Kotpad police limits in Koraput district today.
The deceased has been identified as Chakradhar Pal, Headmaster of Bhansuli High School in Koraput district.
According to sources, Pal was returning after buying flags and sweets for students ahead of the Republic Day celebrations in the school today when the mishap occurred.
Sources said, a tractor coming from the opposite side of the road hit him following which he died on the spot. On getting information, police reached the spot and started an investigation into the incident.
Meanwhile, a pall of gloom has descended in the school over the tragic death of the headmaster.