Rourkela: Sarpanch of Kaimati panchayat and Biju Mahila Janata Dal (BMJD) President of Dhenkanal district, Mitanjali Swain was killed last night in Rourkela after being hit by an unidentified vehicle.
As per sources, Mitanjali along with her father and mother had boarded an auto from Rourkela railway station and was heading towards her paternal house at Fertiliser Township when an unidentified vehicle hit the auto near Rangila Square.
According to reports, Mitanjali was heading to her paternal home in Rourkela when the mishap took place. A speeding truck hit the auto-rickshaw which she boarded from the Rourkela Railway Station along with her father, mother and minor child at Rangila Square. The woman Sarpanch sustained critical head injury in the crash and died on the spot.
According to reports, she went to her father’s place in Rourkela on Sunday from Dhenkanal via train. After reaching Rourkela and while going to her home, her auto collided with a truck. Swain died on the spot.After getting information, Rourkela local police reached the spot and recovered her body.Her body would be brought back to Dhenkanal soon.A pall of gloom has descended on the district headquarters town as well as Kaimati panchayat here.