Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jajpur, Dec 30:
In a tragic incident, at least 3 women were killed and three others critically injured when a car ran over them near Gania Tehsil office in Odisha’s Nayagarh district today.
According to reports, a speeding car ran over six women, all hailing from Katanga village, killing two of them on the spot and grievously injuring four others.
The injured were admitted to Nayagarh district headquarters hospital where a woman succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment taking the death toll to 3.
The accident took place when the women were returning home after harvesting paddy.
Police have detained the car driver for questioning besides seizing the vehicle.
Tension gripped the spot following the incident as irate locals staged road blockade on Gania-Kantilo road demanding compensation for the family members of the deceased.