Bhubaneswar: A teacher died while protesting a rally site at Mahatma Gandhi Marg near PMG square in Bhubaneswar this afternoon.
The deceased teacher has been identified as Niranjan Barik, hailing from Gopabandhu Nagar in Mayurbhanj district.
According to sources, Barik with other teachers was demanding a re-evaluation of OTET exam.
Suddenly, he collapsed due to heart attack during the protest at the protest site.
Locals immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him ‘dead’.
Following the incident, Odisha Primary Teachers Association has demanded compensation for the family of the deceased, informed sources.