Avdhesh was run over on the Kanpur highway near Ekdil in Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's home district Etawah, police said.
After the road-death, irate villagers came out on to the highway and torched the truck and pelted stones at passersby, police said.
At least a dozen people, including six policemen, were injured in the stone pelting by villagers before police cane-charged and fired in the air to contain the mob, police said.
The Etawah-Kanpur highway was later opened for motorists.
"We controlled the situation after an hour and the jam has been cleared," Deputy Inspector General of Police, Kanpur, R.K. Chaturvedi told IANS.
--IANS (Posted on 10-09-2013)