01 September 2019
Bhawanipatna: Two security personnel were killed and a civilian was left critically injured in an accident on National Highway (NH) 26 near Kokasara Police Station on late Saturday.
The three of them hail from Pandri Pakhana village under Jaipatra panchayat in Chasiguda block, sources said. While one of the deceased is an India Reserve Battalion (IRB) jawan , the other is a Homeguard constable. The injured civilian has been transferred to the nearest hospital for treatment.
The three of them were on a motor cycle and were trying to overtake a bus when the accident occurred, locals said. They were going back home to celebrate Western Odisha’s famous festival ‘Nauakhai’.
The Police have seized the bus and an investigation has been initiated.
Meanwhile, locals had blocked the road with demands for jobs for the deceaseds' family. The district administration has promised to give a job to one family member of both the deceased security personnel. With the promise, the road blockade was eliminated.