Parents Killed, Minor Daughter Critically Injured In Accident

Jajpur: A couple was killed while their eight-year-old daughter sustained critical injuries after they were knocked down by a truck near Neulapur on National Highway 16 here today.

The deceased were identified as Laxmikanta Matia and Manjulata of Karanjia in Mayurbhanj district. Their daughter has been shifted to a hospital. The mishap occurred when the trio was travelling to their village from Bhubaneswar.

Locals blocked the road and demanded comensation for the family. Police had to intervene to placate the crowd. Meanwhile, a case was registered and search initiated to nab the driver of the truck.