Kamakhyanagar: A middle-aged man was killed after his bike was hit by an unknown vehicle on NH-53 near Alatuma village under Kamakhyanagar police limits in Dhenkanal district last night.
The deceased has been identified as Banua Nayak (50) of Alatuma village.
Nayak was returning home after finishing some pending work in a nearby village when the tragedy struck him at around 9 PM. While passing in front of Alatuma Nodal High School the driver of an unidentified speeding vehicle lost control over the wheels and struck him from behind.
The victim died on the spot due to grievous head injury.
Angry locals blocked the highway for at least two hours following the mishap and demanded compensation to the next of kin of the victim.
The blockade was lifted after Kamakhyanagar Sub Collector, SDPO and IIC reached the spot and assured them of assistance.