1 dead, 1 critical in highway hit-and-run in Kendrapara

Kalinga TV News Network

Kendrapara: A youth was killed and another sustained critical injury after a bike they were riding on was mowed down by an unknown vehicle on NH-5 near Bouda Chhak under Marshaghai police limits in the district last night.

The deceased has been identified as Abhay Kumar Barik of Tikhiri village of the same district.

The hit-and-run took place late in the night while Abhay along with a friend namely Sanjay Behera was returning from Paradip after some work. Near Bouda Chhak, driver of an unknown vehicle lost control on the wheels and knocked down the bike from behind to run over.

While Abhay died on the spot, Sanjay sustained critical injury in the accident and was immediately rushed to SCB Medical in Cuttack.

Police have seized the mangled bike from the spot after sending the body for postmortem to Marshaghai CHC.

Investigation is underway and efforts are on to trace the unknown vehicle involved in the accident.

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