Balasore, October 5(Odisha.in) Balasore witnessed a mob violence on Thursday when the livid students of an engineering school – Balasore school of engineering – (BSE) besides blocking the traffic at Cinema square for nearly three hours also ransacked a lorry which hit one of their colleagues causing injuries.
As a result the road traffic of the town was disrupted for nearly three hours after from 10.30 a.m. till 1.30 p.m.
The mob became furious after a speeding truck hit one of their mates –Biswa Ranjan Das , third year student of mechanical stream-
While the picketing spot is adjacent to the district headquarter hospital , it besides causing inconvenience to the general people too posed problem for the ambulance movement although ambulances were given ways by the mob
The truck while was intercepted by the students near traffic manning point in the busy square , the driver Kalia Behera was found in the inebriated state .
The driver –was thoroughly bashed before police could refrain the infuriated agitators . The vehicle was also ransacked the livid mob although in police custody .
The mob comprising nearly 500 students later blocked the road from all sides by burning tyres in the demand of handing over the truck as well as the driver to them from police , which they wanted to take further to their school campus besides demanding adequate compensation for the victim. They also compliant of hospital emergency care
While the stand off continued for hours together despite efforts of persuasion by the sub collector Rashid Khan , additional SP PK Das , it yielded following intervention of district collector Alekh Padihary and SP PS Ranpise .
The mob pacified after collector immediately announced Rs 5,000 from Redcross and more help for treatment out of it , besides inviting student leaders for discussion .
While a meeting convened by the collector , it was attended the , SP, CDMO, executive engineer PWD, RTO , ZP president , principal of the school, the owner of the truck and leaders of the students .
Besides construction of speed breakers on the that road , the administration agreed not to allow plying of vehicle during school hour according to their demands