Goods vehicle mows down 4-year-old

Goods vehicle mows down 4-year-old

A four-year-old girl was mowed down by a mini goods vehicle while she was playing in front of her house at Malagala in Kamakshipalya on Sunday.

According to the police, the victim Bhagya was residing with her parents, who work as construction labourers, in a makeshift tent. They hail from Kalaburagi and had migrated to City a couple of years ago.

On Sunday morning, while playing in front of her house, the girl strolled on to the road.

Gautham, the driver, was reversing the vehicle and did not notice the child. The vehicle rammed her and she was crushed under the rear wheel. The girl’s screams drew the attention of the passerby and her parents, who rushed her to a nearby hospital. However, she was declared brought dead.

Meanwhile, the people caught hold of the driver who was trying to flee the spot. They alerted the police, who seized the vehicle and arrested the driver. A few people staying nearby claimed that they had warned the parents several times to keep a watch on the kid but they never used to pay heed to their words. Also, they said that the driver should have been careful and due to his negligence, the toddler was killed, added the police.