Family members of accident victim block NH-26 demanding compensation

Kalahandi: Family members of an accident victim blocked National Highway 26 yesterday near Junagad in Kalahandi demanding compensation.

The blockade affected traffic movement on the national highway as hundreds of vehicles were reportedly stranded.

The outraged family members took to the street after the victim identified as Hemant Pujari was hit by a Bolero and later succumbed to his injuries yesterday afternoon, sources said.

While the driver fled the spot with the vehicle immediately after the incident, the family members blocked the highway along with the body of the victim