A two-year-old child died, after being mowed down by a private school van near his house in Ammapalayam near Perambalur on Wednesday.
The child had come with his mother to pick his elder sister up, from the school van.
The deceased, Prithvi, reportedly stood in front of the school van. After getting her daughter, Saranya, the mother was returning home without knowing that her son had been mowed down by the vehicle. The toddler died on the spot, The New Indian Express reported.
It was a routine for Saranya to pick her daughter up every evening from the stop. Saranyaâ€™s husband Raju was working as a mason.
The Perambalur police came to the location of the accident and moved Prithviâ€™s body to the government hospital. A case was also filed against the van driver for negligence, the TNIE report adds.
On October 24, 2016, a nine-year-old was mowed down by his school bus in Vaniyambadi. The child had slipped off from the footboard while climbing the bus.
Two months ago, a 10-year-old girl died after a school van hit a motorcycle, on which she was riding pillion in Karur district.