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15-month-old mowed down by school bus in Shikrapur 

The victim was with her mother when the speeding vehicle hit her.

pune Updated: Aug 02, 2018 16:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Child,Speeding bus,Pune
The incident happened at 8 am. The child was rushed to a nearby hospital, but breathed her last while undergoing treatment. (HT PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION ONLY)

A speeding school bus crushed a 15-month-old child in Shikrapur on Wednesday morning. The police have booked Jitendra Vijay Gaikwad, a resident of Pabal Chowk area, who was driving the bus that claimed the child’s life.The child was identified as Shraddha Eknath Virganti, who lived with her parents at Sai Park Society in Pabal Chowk area of Shikrapur in Pune.

The incident happened at 8 am. The child was rushed to a nearby hospital, but breathed her last while undergoing treatment.Subsequently, a case was filed around 11:30 am based on a complaint filed by the child's mother. The child's mother, Shruti Eknath Virangati, 23, who works as a domestic help was with the child when the bus hit the child.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving in public place), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 304(a) (causing death due to negligence) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 184, 134 and 177 of the Motor Vehicle Act was registered against the man at Shikrapur police station under Pune rural police jurisdiction.

First Published: Aug 02, 2018 16:53 IST