Khallikote, Feb 13: A bike rider died after a truck hit the bike while he was crossing NH 16 near DRDA Square in Ganjam district today.
The deceased has been identified as T. Sitaram Reddy.
According to the locals, Sitaram was crossing the road near DRDA Square when an over speeding truck hit him on the highway. Subsequently, he succumbed to the injuries at the spot.
Irate over the incident, the locals blocked the road demanding compensation of Rs 20 lakh for the kin of the deceased and construction of a fly-over bridge over DRDA square as it is an accident prone area.
On being informed, the local police reached the spot and pacified the mob assuring compensation.