Three children were killed in separate accidents on Wednesday. While a boy was killed in his school, two girls died in road accidents.
A first standard student of OutReach school in Shantinagar, near Wilson Garden, died after being hit by a school van inside the school premises on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said M Manish (7) was playing in the campus with his friends after school hours. At 2.30 pm, one of the school vans leaving the campus hit Manish. He sustained head injuries.
Though the boy was rushed to a nearby hospital, doctors declared him brought dead. All this while, Manish’s mother, Ashwini, was waiting for him outside the school gate and was not aware of the accident.
Police said it is not clear what led to the accident.
Ashwini, a resident of Sudhamanagar, was shocked when she was told about the accident. “The school authorities did not inform Ashwini though she was right there. Twenty minutes later, they informed her that Manish had fractured his leg and was hospitalised,” the boy’s uncle Satish said. Ashwini rushed to the hospital only to find her son dead. Police have detained van driver Praveen.
Girl Knocked Down by Tanker, Killed
Angry onlookers tried to torch an LPG tanker that knocked down and killed a three-year-old girl near Whitefield on Wednesday.
Dhanushri, who was riding pillion with a relative, slipped and was run over by the rashly driven tanker.
She sustained head injuries and died on the spot. The motorcycle rider escaped with minor injuries.
Onlookers blocked the road and went on a rampage, damaging the tanker. KR Puram police brought the situation under control and booked the driver for rash and negligent driving.
Infant Mowed Down by Tractor
Alia Begum, an 18-month-old girl, was run over by a tractor at Yelahanka on Tuesday. Police said her grandmother was bathing her in front of her house and went inside to get some soap. Alia strayed onto the road and was knocked down by a reversing tractor.