In a tragic event a 2 year old toddler was mowed down by a car and crushed to death in Vishnu Nagar area of Saidabad, Hyderabad.
The victim Chaitra, was playing in front of her parents provision shop when the incident occured. The driver mowed down the child and sped away in panic.
The incident happened on the eve of Rakshabandhan on Monday at approximately 8:30 A.M.
Chaitra was the second child of A Raju, a Kirana store owner, who registered a case with the police, Deccan Chronicle reported.
The child’s grandmother who witnessed the tragic incident said, “I could not identify the driver. I was in a shock and could not do anything”.
The parent rushed the girl to nearby hospital immediately but, she was declared brought dead.
The body was taken to Osmania Hospital for post-mortem.
Officials at Saidabad Police station have registered the case under IPC section 304(1) causing death by negligence.
Police have launched a manhunt to catch the accused car driver who went into hiding, TOI reported.
They are trying to gather clues about the details of the car and driver by inspecting the CCTV footage in the area.
Earlier, in last month of July, a ten-old girl Ramya, met a similar fate due to drunken driving.
The CCTV footage’s analyzed showed that the accused had inebriated at a pub in Hyderabad, before he drove his car.