Bhubaneswar: In a heartrending mishap, a man and his wife were killed as they were run over by an unknown vehicle at Ghulijuba on the National Highway-26 in Kalahandi district early this morning.
The deceased were identified as Chandradhwaja Bemal and his wife Kalabati Bemal of Mahichila village.
According to reports, Chandradhwaja and Kalabati were on a morning walk when a speeding vehicle mowed down on the NH 26. The couple reportedly died on the spot.
Following the incident, tension ran high at the spot as locals gathered and blocked the NH, demanding action against the driver and adequate compensation for the family of the couple. Police have reached the spot and are trying to pacify the mob, said reports.