Bhubaneswar, March 5 -- Balasore: A Revenue Inspector (RI) in the district sustained severe injuries after he was allegedly run over by a dumper by a sand mafia at Ambaliaatha square under Jaleswar police limits on Thursday.

The RI has been identified as Dilip Chand. The victim has been admitted to a nearby hospital in a critical condition.

According to reports, Chand was conducting inspection of the vehicles. The sand mafia tried to eliminate him when he tried to prevent the vehicle transporting sand illegally to West Bengal.

The driver of the dumper tried to run over him. The vehicle ran over the foot of the RI and the driver managed to flee away.

Upon being informed, police rushed to the spot and started an investigation into the i...