A seven-year-old girl riding pillion on a two-wheeler with her father was killed on her way to school after the vehicle was struck by a water tanker on Friday morning in Hyderabad. The girl's father sustained injuries and has been shifted to a hospital. The police are on the lookout for the driver of the water tanker who absconded from the scene of the accident.
The seven-year-old identified as Dia Jain was a 3rd standard student of Rosary Convent High school. The father and daughter were on their way to the school located in ABIDS from their residence at Nampally when the water tanker mowed down the two-wheeler from behind. The accident took place between Chapal Road and Gunfoundry road.
“The water tanker hit them from behind and the child died on the spot. Her body has been taken to Osmania hospital. We have confiscated the water tanker and are on the lookout for the driver. We are confident we will catch him in no time,” said Inspector Kandula Ravi Kumar, of ABIDS police station."Soon after the accident the bystanders threw stones and damaged the tanker's front glass," he added.
The father, identified as Naresh Kumar Jain, also sustained injuries and is presently undergoing treatment at Kamineni Hospital.
Barely a week ago, a 17-month-old child was killed after being hit by an auto at Phoolbhag at Chandrayangutta part of the city. In that instance the child, Ameera Bawazeer, was playing in front of her home when the vehicle hit and killed her on the spot. The driver ran away leaving his vehicle behind.
In February, an almost two-year-old child died after being struck by her father's car at Meerpet. The child identified as Krishna stood behind the car as the father was reversing. The father was allegedly unaware that he had crushed his child to death and went on to the office. The child was found lying in a pool of blood in the driveway by the mother. The child was rushed to hospital but died while undergoing treatment.