Jajpur, Apr 8: Tension prevailed at Sathipur chhak under Panikoili Police Station in Jajpur district on Thursday after a speeding pickup van ran over a ‘dahi vada’ vendor and locals blocked road protesting the mishap.
The deceased has been identified as Pramod Sahu, a resident of the same locality.
As per the report, like any other day Pramod was out to sell ‘dahi vada’ on his moped in the morning today when the mishap took place. The driver of a speeding pickup van (registration number-OD 34 G 3314 lost) which was en-route to Panikoili from Jajpur Town lost control over the wheels at Sathipur chhak and ended up running over him.
While Pramod died on the spot, angry locals attacked the pickup van and later staged a road blockade in the area by burning tyres. They demanded action against the van driver and compensation for the kin of the deceased.
Police rushed to the spot and sent the body of the deceased for autopsy.