Hyderabad: A Class 10 girl student was mowed down by a speeding car in the school premises in Mahabubnagar district on Thursday.
Basanthapu Ramyasri, 15, died, while her friend, Rakonda Gayatri, is undergoing treatment. Her condition is said to be critical.
Akshara High School is located in Jadcherla town and is operating from a rented building. On Thursday, the students were returning to their classes after the assembly.
School correspondent Murali noticed a car blocking their way and wanted to move it to a different place.
While moving the car, instead of applying the brake, he inadvertently pressed the accelerator pedal and the car hit the students.
“We were walking to the classroom when we saw the car suddenly headed towards us,” said a student. “Everything happened in a second and we found kids in a pool of blood crying for help,” an eyewitnesses said.
Jakkula Balaraju, Jadcherla SI, said that Murali had a valid driving licence.
“A case of accidental death is registered against Murali,” he said....