A well known journalist and editor of daily Hindi newspaper ‘Aaj ki Jandharaa’ Devendra kar and his family members were killed and five others injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and hit a road site tree at Badrama ghati jujumura sambalpur in morning.
Kar was returning to Raipur with his family after a visit to Puri when their car dashed against a roadside tree , resulting in the tragedy.
Devendra’s wife Deepika and sister Vinodini also died in the crash.
Kar, an Odia from the area bordering Chhattisgarh was settled in Raipur.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Dr Raman Singh has condoled the sad demise of Devendra Kar while remembering his contributions to pro-people journalism in the state.