Toddler crushed to death

A toddler was killed after he was hit by a water tanker at Govindapura in K G Halli on Tuesday.One-year-old Rishi, the only child of his parents, was playing on a footpath close to his house at 14th cross Govindapura on Tuesday afternoon when the tanker, driven by Chinnappa (23), struck him. Rishi fell head-first on the pavement.

Local residents alerted Rishi’s parents Prabhakar and Shobha, both daily wage workers at a private construction company, who took him to Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College Hospital.

Head injuries

As Rishi had suffered internal head injuries, the hospital staff recommended that he be taken to National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (Nimhans). However, Rishi succumbed to his injuries on the way to Nimhans, the police said.

Driver Chinnappa, who had fled the scene, surrendered before the police, who registered a case of rash and negligent driving against him.

Following protests in Govindapura over the boy’s death, the police have heightened security in the area.

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