Mail News Service
Gamharia, May 31: A speeding trailer truck knocked down a 40 year-old cyclist near Kerala Public School under Gamharia police station area on Tuesday. The cyclist, identified as Krishna Behra, died at the scene after sustaining critical injuries.
Irked over the incident, local residents blocked the main road for several hours, demanding compensation for the next of kin of the deceased.
Sources said Krishna was coming towards Usha More from Gamharia when the truck coming from Kandra hit the guard wall on the service road and ran him over. The truck driver lost control over the vehicle near KPS School and finally rammed into a roadside house, sources said.
The truck driver fled the scene. A case was registered against him for reckless driving.