The deceased has been identified as Sarat Dalei.
As per reports, a speeding vegetable-laden truck was heading towards Niali in the early hours of this morning. It hit the cycle, in which Sarat was riding, from behind near Kaliaghai Chaak on SH-60 and veered off the road.
While, Sarat reportedly died on the spot, the driver of the truck managed to escape from the scene. The front side of the tuck was however completely damaged.
Following the incident, angry locals blocked the SH demanding adequate compensation for the kin of the deceased.
Hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on both sides of the road due to the protest.
On being informed local administration and police personnel reached the spot and tried to pacify the protesters.
Local police registered a case and started a probe into the matter.