The tragic incident happened when the auto, the deceased Pinky Moharana of C. V. Raman College of Engineering and one of his friends Monali travelling in, overturned near Khandagiri last night. While Monali suffered minor injury, the auto driver fled from the spot.
Tension grew when some friends of Pinky demanded the hospital staffs to recheck her even though she was already declared death.
"We requested the hospital staffs to recheck her as she was still breathing after being declared death. We even pleaded to let us take her to a private hospital for treatment, but they didn't heed our request. When we asked them to show Pinky's death report, they blatantly told us to approach Khandagiri police," told a friend of the deceased girl to media persons.