The victim, Peddaineni Bhavishya, was walking along with her mother to see off her elder brother, six-year-old P. Rishik, to his school bus in Anandnagar of Ex-Servicemen Colony when the incident took place, the police said. (Representational Image: DC)
Hyderabad: A two-year-old toddler died of injuries she suffered upon being hit by a school bus in front of her residence in Jawaharnagar on Saturday.
The victim, Peddaineni Bhavishya, was walking along with her mother to see off her elder brother, six-year-old P. Rishik, to his school bus in Anandnagar of Ex-Servicemen Colony when the incident took place, the police said.
"Rishik had boarded the bus and his mother was handing over his bag when the driver, without noticing Bhavishya standing close to the bus, drove the bus. Bhavishya was hit on the head and was rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared her dead," M. Anil Kumar, Jawaharnagar police sub-inspector, said.
A distraught Pavani lodged a complaint with the police against the bus driver, identified as Praveen, following which the police seized the bus and registered a case of death due to negligence under Section 304(a) of the Indian Penal Code.
The girl’s body was sent for a post-mortem examination and handed over to the family.
"My husband P. Ganesh works for the Indian Army and presently, he is posted in Rajasthan. Every day, the school bus comes to pick my son as usual at 8.30 am. I carried his bag and as I was handing over the bag to Rishik, the bus driver started driving the vehicle. Bhavishya, who was too close to the bus, suffered injuries," Pavani said.
This is the second such incident to be reported this month.
On November 2, a three-year-old boy died after going under the wheels of a private school bus at Maruthinagar in Kuntloor of Hayathnagar. The victim, Taneeru Pavan Harsha Kumar was returning home along with his father after seeing off his elder sister when the same bus hit him, killing him on the spot.