Champua: Surendra Mahanta (52), a teacher, died in a road mishap after his bike collided with a police vehicle on Friday evening.
Sources said that a Bolero by which Joda police station IIC Sumeet Soren was travelling collided against the bike when Mahanta was trying to overtake another vehicle of the road a few yards from the Banka-Chimla High School, where he was an Additional Headmaster.
When the incident occurred, Soren immediately arranged to send Mahanta to the Government hospital at Champua, where he was declared brought dead.
When Mahanta’s unnatural death news spread, agitated locals blocked the road by putting dead body on the middle of the road demanding compensation to the deceased’s family. Champua PS IIC Debendra Pingua brought the situation under control and court-forwarded the Bolero driver Ajay Pihu (25), who had surrendered.