A Tamil Nadu registered truck registered under No. TC-33/AD-9401 carrying iron bars that was heading towards Karwar rammed into shops at Poinguinim market and killed Ulhas Poinguinkar, proprietor of Dayanand Hotel and also the local newspaper vendor.
Ulhas Poinguinkar was closing his shop at around 8:30 pm when the truck rammed into his shop and also damaged the adjacent four shops. Ulhas Poinguinkar was rushed to the Canacona Health Centre, but was declared dead on arrival.
Even as the truck driver disappeared from the scene, irate locals blocked the National highway for about one hour and relented only after the police convinced them that it does not make sense to block the road and inconvenience innocent people using it.