Cuttack: In a saddening incident, Odia opera actress Rani Panda’s car collided with a bike. The rider of the bike has lost his life in the accident. The bike rider was rushed to SCB hospital in critical condition. However, he died while undergoing treatment there.
The deceased has been identified as Sukanta Behera.
According to reports the incident happened last night. Rani Panda’s car got into the accident with the bike near Megha forest on the Athagarh-Mundali road. Three people were present inside the car- Rani Panda along with two friends, one male and one female.
The deceased was said to have been returning back home after dropping a friend near Megha.
The victim’s brother said in a statement that they suspected that the driver of the car was drunk. He also stated that while people and Rani Panda herself took pictures and videos, nobody thought about calling an ambulance.
He further mentioned that they had filed an FIR in the Athagarh police station and her cas had also been seized by the police.
He also mentioned that since the victim was married and had a wife and children, compensation should be provided for them.
Rani Panda and her friends have been detained at the Athagarh police station.
She was en-route to an area near Satamaili for an opera act when her car hit the bike rider.
Further details regarding the case are awaited.