The boy asked, “Why are you lying on the road in this manner?” Change into Indirect Speech
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Indirect Speech: The boy asked that why I was lying on the road in that manner.
Explanation: When the reporting verb is in the past (said) and the direct speech is in the present continuous tense, then the indirect (reported) speech will change into the past continuous tense.
Present Continuous Tense > Past Continuous Tense.
And if the sentence is interrogative, we use the reporting verbs – asked, enquired, etc.