Locals set car ablaze over mishap


Bhubaneswar: In an incident, irate locals pelted stones on a car and later torched the car after it knocked a motorcycle, injuring three near Dumduma Housing Board Colony coming under limits of Khandagiri Police Station on Monday night.

Sheikh Jahid of Dumduma along with his wife and 3-year old daughter were going towards Aiginia on their bike when the car hit them. They were admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar bring critically injured in the mishap.

The locals grabbed the car driver and assaulted him for driving the vehicle in inebriated condition. In view of his reckless driving irate locals set the vehicle on fire.

Police and fire service personnel rushed to the spot and pacified the angry mob.  The car’s driver has been arrested for allegedly driving negligently, said DCP Satyabrata Bhoi.

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