Mumbai: Driver of Speeding Autorickshaw Kills 7-Year-Old at Diva, Goes Absconding
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Mumbai, December 7: A 7-year-old girl died after she was knocked off and was run over by a speeding auto-rickshaw in Mumbai on Wednesday. The incident took place in Diva when a rickshaw driver lost its control and rammed the vehicle into minor while she was walking with her mother, reported Hindustan Times.  Navi Mumbai: Drunk Driver of Speeding SUV Kills Bike Racer At Vashi’s Palm Beach Road, Arrested.

According to the report in Hindustan Times, the victim was a class 2 student, identified as Siddhi Sanjay Kasale, was returning home after attending her school on Mhatre Gate Road in Diva when an auto driver lost control on his vehicle and hit Siddhi who was walking on the side of the road. Right after the accident, the minor girl started bleeding profusely. Then the driver rushed her to the hospital in Mumbra, where she was declared dead.

Soon after learning this, the driver escaped from the hospital. The girl's family then approached to police and filed a complaint against the unidentified driver. He has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Meanwhile, police have started an investigation into the matter and are examining CCTV footage of hospital and nearby area to identify and nab the accused driver.