Chennai: In a tragic incident, a two and a half-year-old girl died under the wheels of the school bus of her 6-year-old sister in Gowrivakkam near Selaiyur when she went to bid goodbye to her sibling on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Samiksha, daughter of Sudhakaran and Eswari residing at Vembuliamman Koil street. Police said that Samiksha ran on to the road to say bye to Thithiksha, a Class I student, who had got into the bus at around 8.45 am. Samiksha reportedly ran across the road and came under the front wheel of the moving school bus.
The girl died on the spot while the driver escaped from the scene immediately after the mishap to slip away from the mob fury. The vehicle belonged to Trileaves International school, Raja Kilpauk. The school bus was not painted yellow, which is mandatory in the state, police noted.
It appears neither the van driver nor the victim's mother Eswari noticed Samiksha and the driver fatally knocked her down, police said. Samiksha's father Sudhakaran works in a private company while the mother is a homemaker. A case has been registered with the Chromepet Traffic police. The driver was arrested later.