Srinagar: A child was crushed to death by a school bus in Khanyar area of Srinagar city here early in the morning on Monday, resulting in his on-the-spot death.
Three-year-old Wasif Qayoom Bhat was walking with his maternal uncle when a school bus hit him near Shiraz Chowk, Khanyar. Wasif was critically injured and immediately shifted to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
“The slain child hails from Nowgam area of Srinagar city and had come to his maternal home here in Khanyar,” locals present at the spot said.
“The boy was walking with his uncle and another child when suddenly the child slipped from his uncle’s hold and came under the school bus and was crushed to death,” they said.
“The school bus, which was carrying kids, belonged to Minto Circle School, Allochi Bagh,” the eye witnesses said.
Station House Officer (SHO) Khanyar Parvez Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that the incident happened at around 8:30am and an investigation has been started.
“An FIR has been registered in this regard, and we have arrested the driver. The vehicle has also been seized, and further investigations are going on,” said Ahmad.