Unknown vehicle mows down youth in Angul, locals block road

Angul: Tension prevailed in Jarasinga village in Angul district for hours after an unknown vehicle mowed down a youth on Angul-Chhendipada road last night.

The deceased has been identified as Jayant Sahu alias Sipu (31).

As per the sources, Sahu who was returning home and trying to cross the road near Jarasinga village when driver of a coal-laden truck which was passing through the route failed to spot him and mowed down from behind. He died on the spot.

Angry locals staged a road blockade at the spot soon after the incident by keeping the body and demanded compensation to the family members of the victim.

Hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on either side of Angul-Chhendipada road due to the blockade.

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