Potka: A 50 year old man, identified as Prafullo Gope, died in a road accident on the Potka-Hata main road here on Friday.
Irked over the incident, the villagers blocked the main road for over three hours to demand arresting of the errant driver and compensation for the next of kin of the deceased.
Sources said the victim, a mason by profession, had set out of his house around 5 am. On his return, he was run over by a speeding poultry van. The van driver escaped after the incident.
Soon after the news transpired, the BDO of Potka Prabhas Chandra Das, Circle Officer of Dwarika Baitha and the officer in-charge of Potka Arvind Yadav rushed to the spot and tried to remove the road blockade. The protestors removed the jam after getting assurance from the administration regarding fulfilment of their demands.
Police said they had lodged an FIR against the van driver and begun search for him. They said the mishap was caused by the recklessness of the van driver.