BENGALURU: Yeshwanthpur Traffic police have booked a case of negligence against a school for ferrying children in a goods auto, which later met with an accident on Thursday morning.
According to police, a goods vehicle (KA 04 AA 570), which was carrying as many as 20 children and a teacher of St. Paul's school located in Mohankumar Nagar near Mathikere, overturned while negotiating a curve near J.P. Park.
A major tragedy was averted due to timely intervention by local residents and policemen. The teacher and two students sustained minor injuries.
The injured are identified as Kushal, a 10th standard student, Sumayya, a 5th class student and teacher Yashoda.
The incident took place at 9 am when the students were heading to attend a sports meet organised at St Claret school, located 1.5 km away.
The injured were treated at two hospitals in Mattikere. After administering first aid they were sent to their homes.
Police said though the school administration owns a bus, it decided to transport children in a goods auto. Students who were going in the auto ranged from third standard to 10th standard.
While taking a left turn the auto fell on a mesh installed in front of a house. The driver fled the spot fearing public wrath.
The Yeshwantpur traffic police said the driver's identity is being ascertained and the vehicle has been seized. A case of negligence has been slapped against St Paul's school management....