Braja Kishore

Bolangir/Sambalpur: Tension prevailed at Budhipadara village after a minor boy died in a tragic road mishap on NH-26 on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Suvendu Nanda, a class X student of Nagaon high school.

Sources said Suvendu was standing on the road when he was hit by a speeding car at around 6 PM yesterday. Following the incident, locals got hold of the car driver while he was trying to escape from the spot.

Irate over the death of the minor, locals blocked the National Highway demanding of compensation of Rs. 10 lakh for the family of the deceased.

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The road blockade was lifted only after senior officials including Loisingha Tehsildar assured to look into the demands of the agitators.

Meanwhile, two persons including the driver of the car have been detained while further investigation in connection with the incident is on.