Hit & Run Case: Elderly man dies after being hit by police van in Balasore

Balasore: Tension ran high near Mirigimundi village under Rupsa police limits of the district following the death of an elderly man in a road accident Monday morning. The man, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was repotedly killed on the spot after being run over by the police van of Basta Police Station here.

According to reports, the elderly man was on his way to Rupsa from Basta area in his bicycle when the van of Basta police station hit him from behind near Mirigimundi on National Highway-60 this morning.

However, a few eye witnesses alleged that the van did not stop after hitting him and subsequently the man succumbed to his injuries.

The locals alleged that if the police personnel sitting inside the van would have rushed the man to nearby hospital, he would not have died.

When contacted, Basta police station Inspector-in-Charge accepted that the elderly man was run over by the police vehicle.

Further details are awaited.