Bhubaneswar: A 47-year-old man was killed after being hit by a vehicle engaged in transporting waste to Daruthenga on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Sunday morning.
According to reports, the deceased, identified as Rama Gagrai was heading for some work on his bicycle when he was hit by the vehicle from behind resulting in his death on the spot.
Gagrai was a tribal man working as a labourer in the city.
Following the incident, local residents staged a protest and blocked Cuttack-Khordha connecting road via Chandaka.
Led by Jatni MLA Suresh Routray and Daruthenga Sarpanch, the villagers also demanded compensation for the family of the deceased and an inquiry into the incident by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).
A team from the BMC, led by Mayor Sulochana Das and Municipal Commissioner Vijaya Amruta Kulange rushed to the spot and tried to pacifiy the striking villagers.
Das consoled the bereaved family and paid them an instant financial relief of Rs 5 lakh and promised a job to the son of the deceased at BMC. Following this, the agitation dissoved and traffic movement was back to normal.