Six-year-old crushed under school bus wheels, driver arrested
Police said Gautam, a Class 1 student, was a resident of Harishchandra Chawl in Daruwala Compound in Malad (West). His mother Lata had gone to pick him up after school got over.
Yadav was trying to take a U-turn after reversing the vehicle at Bhogilal Puraiya Road junction, said an officer. He was aligning the bus when Gautam suddenly appeared before the bus, he added. Yadav lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the boy, who had left his motherís side and went running to cross the road, the officer said.
ďLata tried to stop Gautam but it was too late. As she tried to pull him out, the bus went over her right foot, fracturing it,Ē said Hareshwar Pimple, senior inspector.
Within seconds, a crowd gathered at the spot and rushed the boy and his mother to Bhagwati Hospital, where Gautam was declared dead on arrival and Lata admitted to the ICU, said Pimple.
However, principal of SVP School Sangeeta Srivastava alleged that the bus driver entered a lane where buses are not allowed. ďThe school got over by 12.20 pm. Gautamís mother picked him up at 12.30 pm. The driver entered the lane where
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