Dhenkanal woman sarpanch killed in road mishap in Rourkela

Rourkela: Kaimatia sarpanch and president of Dhenkanal district unit of Biju Mahila Janata Dal (BMJD) Mitanjali Swain died after being hit by an unidentified truck near Rangila Chhak in Rourkela late on Sunday night.

According to reports, while Mitanjali was on her way to her maternal house at Fertilizer Township in Rourkela from railway station in an auto-rickshaw, along with her parents and child, a speeding truck coming from the opposite direction hit the auto-rickshaw near Rangila Square and it over turned.

Mitanjali received critical injuries on her head in the mishap and died while being taken to Rourkela Government Hospital.

The sarpanch’s mother, father and child also received injuries and have been admitted to a nearby hospital.

The last rites of Mitanjali will be conducted today.

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