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Man killed in road accident in Kalahandi, irate villagers block road

21/06/2021 at 7:46 AM

Lanjigarh, June 21: A man was killed after an unidentified vehicle hit him on NH-6 near Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district.

The deceased has been identified as Gajendra Harijan (35), the resident of Kauguda village under Lanjigarh police limits and was working as a Tiles foreman.

Gajendra en-route to Jagannathpur ( his in-laws house). The accident happened when an unknown vehicle hit him at Loknathpur chowk. The vehicle fled the spot.

The irate villagers immediately staged a road blockade demanding compensation to the deceased family.

Several vehicles were stranded on both sides of the road due to the protest and the vehicular movement got completely disrupted.

Enraged villagers immediately staged a road blockade demanding compensation. Till the filling of the report, the blockade was not lifted while police rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the peeved public.

Investigation is underway.

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