College girl dies in road accident, students block road

Bhadrak: Road communication in the Bhadrak-Anandapur road was disrupted for hours today due to a road blockade following death of a college girl in an accident.

Police said the students of College blocked the Anandapur-Chandabali state highway at Bonth following death of a college girl in a road mishap.

The agitated students set fire on two trucks, police said.

Police said, a truck ran over Priyanka Rout, a plus-III student from Kushbanti village under Bonth police station at about 11 am. The girl died on the spot. The driver of the truck fled from the spot.

College students burnt the trucks and set fire to another vehicle parked on the road side near the Bonth bazar.

The students demanded compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the family of the deceased girl, said Gyanaranjan Mishra, IIC Bonth police station.

The students also demanded widening of the road and stop plying heavy vehicles during college hour, police said.

Collector Laxminarayan Mishra, SP Dillip Das, Sub- Collector Narottam Behara and SDPO, Bhadrak rushed to the spot and assured the agitators to consider their demand after discussing with the higher-ups and the agitation was called off.