Sambalpur, Jan 3: Tension was up at Laxmi Talkies square in Odisha’s Sambalpur Town on Wednesday evening following the death of a minor boy in a bus accident.
The boy identified as Ronan Nayak, a class IX student had been to a medical store to fetch medicine for his mother. Meanwhile A private tourist bus mowed him down.
Aggrieved over it, locals staged a demonstration alleging police inaction against the heavy vehicles which ply in the restricted route. They alleged that the bus entered the prohibited road instead of plying on the bypass route.
Meanwhile, the agitators went violent and reportedly pelted stones at the Police forces, following which the police resorted to lathi charge to scatter the mob away.
As preventive measures, more armed forces have been yet deployed in the town to tackle further law & order situation if any, said police.