Youth dies as bus runs over him in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident, a youth was killed on the spot after a private bus ran over him at Master Canteen Square here today.

The accident took place when the bus named Kamadhenu (OR-07S-1447) mowed down the youth while he was going on a bike at around 1 pm.

The deceased youth has been identified as Ratnakar Khatua of Kantilo in Nayagarh district. He was working in a farmhouse situated in the Tankapani area of the state capital city.

Tension ran high in the area as irate locals ransacked the bus demanding the arrest of the driver of the vehicle.

On being informed, Commissionerate Police reached the spot and pacified the angry locals with the assurance of action against the accused. They sent the youth’s body to the Capital Hospital for post-mortem. Besides, the cops also have seized the bus and detained its driver for questioning.

Sources at the police said that the owner of the bus, a resident of Berhampur, has also been summoned for interrogation.

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1 Comment
  1. Arabind Das says

    Sorry know about the tragic accident on which a young life who had a dream and future ahead of him got lost.
    The issue is not this accident, the issue remains that of deteriorating traffic discipline, the inadequate infrastructure to handle peak time rush, the busses with their unrully drivers that plies in and between the cities with ‘no holds barred’ driving behaviour and the Traffic department’s approach to these challenges.

    The city looked beautiful more disciplined during the tenure of Ms Aparajita Sarangi is now a city of anarchy one even does not dread to walk the streets.

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