Bhubaneswar: In a heartrending incident, a schoolgirl was killed after being run over by a car at Huguda on the National Highway-59 in Bolangir district this morning.
The deceased was identified as Padmini Mallick of Dhumasu village under Kantabanji block. She was going to school by a cycled when a car ran over her. Locals managed to stop the car and detained the driver.
Tension has now prevailed in the area as villagers have blocked he Bhangumunda-Bhalumunda stretch of the NH keeping the body of the girl at Huguda. They have insisted that the family of the deceased be given adequate compensation and measures be taken to check accidents there on the NH.
Police have reached the spot and started investigation.