Tension erupts in Nilagiri after boy dies in road accident

Balasore: Tension erupted in Santaragadia in Nilagiri area of Balasore district following the death of boy after being hit by a truck this morning.

Following the incident, irate locals stated a road blockade demanding compensation for the kin of the deceased. They also set the truck on fire and vandalised a nearby liquor shop.

“The administration should give assurance that all the illegal brick kilns and liquor shops should be evicted. Amongst others, our major demand is Rs 20 lakh compensation to the family of the victim,” said a protesting local.

“On account of the death of the boy in a road accident, the locals staged a road blockade. After intervention of the sub-collector, local Tehsildar, IIC and other administrative officials who agreed to the demands, the protests were called off peacefully,” said Nilagiri SDPO, Swapna Ranjan Mohapatra.

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