Bhubaneswar: Residents of Salia Sahi on Thursday besieged, city bus office Dream Team Sahara (DTS) at Nayapalli, carrying the dead body of Balakrushna Nayak, who had fallen off a city bus two-days ago and had died, demanding compensation to his family.
According to Ramesh Nayak, brother of the deceased, the victim fell down the bus because the driver of the bus sped off the bus while Balakrushna was getting into the bus. He was carrying a bag containing Rs 1, 10, 000 which was missing since the incident.
While the slum dwellers demanded Rs 20 lakh as compensation, DTS officials refuted the allegation made on the bus driver and said that Balakrushna slipped as he was in a hurry.
The matter calmed down with the intervention of the Nayapalli police after the DTS management agreed to pay Rs 25,000 as ex gratia.