Jamshedpur: A speeding dumper crushed a motorcyclist, identified as Birendra Singh, 49, a resident of Salgajhuri, at Jemco main road near Manifit under Telco PS on Monday.
Irked over the incident, hundreds of local residents blocked the road to demand compensation for the next of kin of the deceased. Traffic came to a grinding halt after the incident.
The body of the deceased was crushed beyond recognition. It was dragged by the dumper up to several metres as the driver tried to escape from the scene, sources said.
Sources said one person, a cyclist, had a narrow escape in the same incident. The dumper was about to take the cyclist in its spate. But luckily, the
cyclist escaped unhurt, sources said.
According to Surendra Kumar, brother of the deceased, his brother had gone to the Burmamines market in the morning. On his return, near Manifit, Birendra was crushed by the dumper while negotiating a turn, he said.