Youth's Death Sparks Tension

Published: 24th December 2013 10:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2013 10:08 AM   |  A+A-

Death of a 25-year-old youth in a road mishap near Pandara Square led to tension on Monday morning as locals resorted to road blockade protesting police inaction to check such mishaps.

The incident took place when Rashmi Ranjan Mallick was on his morning walk. He was hit by a Tata Magic from behind and suffered serious head injuries, leading to his death. This angered the locals who have been demanding a traffic post at the junction since October when a similar mishap had claimed two lives.

Police reached the spot and assured that necessary steps will be taken to meet their demands. Only then the protestors relented.

 In a separate incident, a 40-year-old driver was found hanging from a tree near Kargil Road on Monday evening. The deceased was identified as Suresh Sahu, a resident of Nayagarh.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp