Angul: A birthday turned tragic for a minor boy who was killed with his mother after being run over by a truck near Dussehra Padia in Angul Town on Thursday.
The deceased has been identified as Subham Sahu and his mother Kabita Sahu of Balipata village under Chhendipada block of the district.
Reportedly, the duo along with Kabita’s sworn father Basant Sahu had visited Maa Budhi Thakurani Temple in Angul to seek blessings for Subham on his birthday.
On their way home, the scooter they were travelling on was hit by a speeding truck. As a result, the mother-son duo was killed on the spot and the relative was injured.
Till last reports came in, irate locals had detained the truck and blocked National Highway 55 demanding adequate compensation for the victims.