Truck driver beaten to death

Sambalpur: In a bizzare incident, a truck driver was beaten to death by the irate locals following death of a cyclist in an accident on the high way between Bandutikra and Ghulipali in Baragarh town yesterday.

According to sources, the incident took place when a truck coming from opposite side hit Laxan Banchhor, who was returning to home by cycle. After the collision Banchhor died on the spot.

Following the accident, the angry locals set the truck on fire and thrashed the driver black and blue. Critically injured driver died on the way to hospital.

Meanwhile, five persons have been arrested in the case.