The victim identified as Rajesh Kumar Swain, a resident of Rourkela had been to Bhubaneswar to purchase some items for his engagement scheduled for tomorrow.
Bhubaneswar, July 20: In a drunk driving case, the Commissionerate Police on Tuesday detained four persons including two non-Odia girls after their car mowed down a scooter rider on Nayapalli flyover in Bhubaneswar.
As per the report, the victim identified as Rajesh Kumar Swain, a resident of Rourkela had been to Bhubaneswar to purchase some items for his engagement scheduled for tomorrow.
While Rajesh was en-route to Nayapalli on his scooter, the accused couple duo were also heading in the same direction in a car which went off the track due to reckless driving, suspectedly under the influence of alcohol.
As the dashed against Rajesh’s scooter, he flung into air and got hit by the bridge sidewall to die on the spot.
After Rajesh’s family lodged a case against the driver of the car in connection with the accident, the Commissionerate Police seized the vehicle and detained all four travellers.
During frisk, several liquor bottles were seized from the car raising suspicion that the boarders had consumed alcohol during the mishap.
Further interrogation of the held accused is underway.