On-duty cop mowed down by truck in Keonjhar

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Keonjhar: A police personnel was mowed down by a speeding truck near Rungta Khani Chhak under Bameri police limits in Keonjhar district this morning.

The deceased, identified as Bikash Pradhan, was on traffic duty at the junction.

According to sources, the mishap took place when Bikash was deployed at the busy junction to manage the traffic movement. A speeding truck, which was coming from the opposite direction, hit Bikash killing him on the spot.

Tension flared in the area as the locals demanded immediate compensation for the deceased cop’s bereaved family.

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