Teacher run over by tractor, locals stage dharna

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Sonepur: Tension prevailed near Binika hospital after a teacher was run over by a tractor near Nirmala Chhaya Chhak in Sonepur on Thursday night.

The deceased, identified as Murari Mishra was a teacher in a school at Ulegaon village.

Mishra was returning home last night when he was hit by a tractor near Nirmala Chhaya Chhak. He was rushed to Binika hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

The family members of the deceased along with the locals staged a dharna in front of the hospital.

The locals have also demanded immediate arrest of the tractor driver who is absconding after the incident.

Though Sonepur SDPO and other officials reached the spot and tried to pacify the irate locals, the dharna is still continuing today. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on MDR 39 road in the area.

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