Bonai, Feb 15: Tension prevailed at Bhanjapali under Koida police station in Sundergarh district last evening after a biker was mowed down to death by a speeding truck and angry locals attacked it.
As per the report, the victim identified as Rinku Dehury of Bhanjapali area had been to a relative’s house to attend marriage reception party in the afternoon and was returning on his motorcycle when the mishap took place.
At around 8 pm, when Rinku was just 500 metres away from his home the driver of the truck which was coming from the opposite direction lost control over the wheels. Later his vehicle ran over Rinku to kill on the spot.
The accident was so tragic that the victim’s bike remained stuck under the wheels of the truck for hours.
Angry locals attacked the truck post the crash and then staged a road blockade by sitting beside the body of Rinku demanding compensation for his family.
Despite the arrival of police teams from Koida, Kalta and Lahunipada at the spot the blockade continued throughout the night.