Kalahandi: A married couple was killed in a road mishap after an unknown vehicle ran over them on NH-26 near Mahichala Chhak in Dharamgarh area of Kalahandi district on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Chandradhwaja Bemal and his wife Kalabati Bemal.
According to sources, the mishap occurred early on today morning while the couple was out for morning walk when a speeding vehicle mowed them and killed them on the spot.
Following this incident, tension sparked in the locality as irate locals blocked the National Highway by burning tyres. Scores of vehicles were left stranded on both sides of the road.
On being informed, police reached the spot and tried to pacify the locals, sources said.