Minor boy dies after being hit by unknown vehicle in Jagatsinghpur

KalingaTV News Network

Jagatsinghpur: A minor boy was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle at Hajipur Square on Kandarpur-Jagatsinghpur Road in the district on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Sheikh Salim (11), son of Sheikh Siraj of Hajipur Muslim slum.

Salim, a Class 8 student was on his way to tuition classes in the morning when the mishap took place. While crossing the road near Hajipur Square he was hit by an unidentified Jagatsinghpur bound vehicle, the driver of which lost control over the wheels due to negligence.

The victim boy was immediately rushed to the Biridi Hospital in critical condition and died while being shifted to SCB Medical in Cuttack.

Angry locals staged a road blockade at the spot by keeping the body of the victim and demanded arrest of the accused driver who managed to escape from the spot following the mishap. They also demanded compensation to the kin of the victim.

The blockade was lifted after Biridi Tehsildar along with police reached the village and pacified the locals by assurance.

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