Bhubaneswar: In a pitiful incident, a youth was killed and another youth sustained critical injuries on the day of their joining in a company after a motorcycle, on which they were travelling, was hit by a speeding truck at Nachhipur chhak on the Bhadrak-Chandablai road early this morning.
The deceased was identified as Rajendra Sahoo and injured as Niranjan Tripathy of Nuasasan village in Bhadrak district.
According to reports, Rajendra and Niranjan were going to Dhenkanal to join their new posts in Jio office when the mishap occurred. The truck driver managed to drove away after hitting the bike on the front. Rajendra was to join as Regional Manager of Jio Company at Dhenkanal.
After a few minutes of accident, some locals saw Rajendra and Niranjan in a pool of blood and rushed them to the District Headquarters Hospital, Bhadrak. While Rajendra was declared dead there, Niranjan was shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack in view of his critical condition.
Tension ran high as locals gathered and blocked the NH, demanding early identification of the truck and action against the driver. They asked to go through CCTV footage and find out