In Karnataka, 4-year-old thrown off rashly driven school bus dies | Bengaluru News – Times of India



BENGALURU: In a heart-wrenching incident, a four-year-old girl died after being thrown off her rashly driven school bus on Pichchanahallikere-Siddenahalli Road, near Kanakapura in Ramanagara district on Monday. She was crushed under the rear wheel of the bus.
The victim is Raksha S, a resident of Siddenahalli and student of Sri Sai International School at Ramanahalli Gate near Harohalli. She was the eldest daughter of Swamy, an agriculturist.
Swamy told police his daughter used to go to school daily and return by the bus. On Monday, she was returning home around 3.45pm when the tragic incident occurred. When the bus was on the move, the driver had failed to lock the door despite having noticed Raksha on the seat facing it. The speeding bus reached a curve on the road and the driver suddenly swerved to the right. The impact was such that little Raksha was tossed out of the vehicle through the unlocked door. She came under the rear wheel, suffered a head injury and died on the spot, a police officer said.
The tragedy could have been avoided had the driver locked the door while on the move, had the attender told the little girl to change her seat as it was unsafe, or had the driver slowed down near the curve instead of speeding, cops said.
Kanakapura rural police have registered a case against the driver and the attender of the bus based on Swamy’s complaint.
Police said the driver and attender escaped from the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. Police have formed a team to trace the driver. Cops also said Swamy did not blame the school management in his complaint, so the case was registered only against the two bus staffers.

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