RTO staff mowed down by truck during vehicle checking in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In a shocking road mishap a staff of Keonjhar Regional Transport Office (RTO) was mowed down by a speeding truck near Puruna Bazar bypass on National Highway-20 in Keonjhar district on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Bijay Kumar Mohanta, a driver of RTO enforcement team.

Bijay had been deployed on duty on the highway along with the Motor Vehicle Inspectors (MVI) during a vehicle checking drive this morning when the mishap took place. He tried to intercept a goods truck for inspection when the driver of the same didn’t stop and mowed him down on the spot.

While other staffs of the RTO tried to stop the truck involved in the accident the driver managed to drove away from the spot.

The victim was rushed to Keonjhar District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) post the mishap where doctors declared him brought dead.

An investigation is underway to trace the guilty truck driver.

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