A Scorpio, registered in the name of a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator, spun out of control and mowed down a seven-year-old boy in Kanpur, police said on Monday.
The accident took place late Sunday in the Barra area of the city when Ashok Singh Chandel's car ran over Karan Valmiki, killing him on the spot. According to eyewitnesses, the car soon fled the scene.
"We have learnt that the car belongs to Ashok Singh Chandel, who represents the Hamirpur assembly seat," police inspector Sanjay Kumar told reporters in Kanpur.
"We are yet to ascertain whether the MLA was driving the car at the time of the accident or whether he was present inside the vehicle when the mishap took place. We have initiated an enquiry into the matter and will take necessary legal action only after it is completed," he said.