Berhampur: Tension erupted at Randha Chhak under Golanthara Police limits in Ganjam district here on Wednesday following the death of a woman vegetable seller on the national highway 16 today.
According to sources, one Kanak Behera of Chikarada village was mowed down by a truck while she was crossing the road this morning. As a result, she died on the spot.
Fumed over the incident residents of Chikarada village staged a road blockade by burning tyres and demanded compensation for kin of the deceased.
Meanwhile, vehicular traffic came to a grinding halt forcing hundreds of vehicles to remain stranded following the roadblock.
On being informed, police reached the spot and detained the driver for interrogation. While a detailed investigation into the incident is underway, police is trying to pacify the locals.