The 3-yr-old girl was sitting a few feet away from the front wheel of a parked school bus when the driver of the bus, unaware of her presence, started the bus and mowed her down
A three-year-old girl was crushed to death by a private school bus while she was answering nature's call in the vicinity of her home in Ambedkar Nagar, Ghatkopar at around 8 am yesterday.
Gone too soon: 3-yr-old Tanuja was answering nature's call on the road
close to her hutment when the tragedy occurred, police have booked the
driver for negligent driving. Pics/Siddharth Dhadve
Following the tragic incident, Tilak Nagar police have registered a case against the driver and an inquiry has been initiated against a doctor from Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar at the behest of the girl's parents and locals who alleged that the girl lay unattended for two hours, before she breathed her last.
"We have arrested the diver under IPC section 279 (rash driving) and 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). He was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of accident. We are also inquiring if there was negligence from the doctor's side," said R M Gavit, senior police inspector at Tilak Nagar police station.