Sanakhemundi, Mar 20: A mob lynched a tipper driver after his vehicle hit a bike rider to death near Dengadi Ranguni Chhak under Patapur police limits in the district today.
According to the locals, Kanhu Charan Jena (23), was on the way from Ramachandrapur to Adapada when the tipper hit his bike from the rear following which he died at the spot. The pillion rider also sustained critical injuries and was shifted from Adapad hospital to District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Behrampur as his condition deteriorated.
Further, when the police reached the spot and was taking the tipper driver, Basant Bagha, to the police station the irate mob pulled him out of the van and lynched him ruthlessly. Subsequently, the Basant was rushed to the nearby hospital where he succumbed to the injuries while undergoing treatment.
The locals still staged demonstrations keeping the dead body on the road demanding compensation to the kin of the deceased.
Later, the Sarpanch of the village, Nilamani Pradhan, reached the spot and pacified the locals after giving them assurance about compensation.