Demanding an “impartial probe” into the death of Rayagada Zilla Parishad President and Congress leader Purushottam Gamang, party workers blocked the road at Bangi Chhak in the Ramanaguda area of the district on Monday.
The agitators holding party flags staged the road blockade by burning tyres on the highway. Movement of vehicles from Rayagada to Ganjam and Gajapati districts was affected to the blockade.
Notably, Gamang was killed in a road accident at Tandikana Chhak on December 24 when he was heading towards Gunupur from Rayagada. The agitators alleged that he was murdered by political rivals and demanded an “impartial investigation’ into the incident.