Mumbai: A three-year-old girl was
crushed to death under a school bus in suburban Chembur on Monday.
Tulja Kapure was attending a nature`s call on the road
near Ambedkar Nagar 2 of Tilak Nagar where she resided when
the incident took place.
"R N Gandhi school is located opposite Ambedkar Nagar. At
about 7.30 AM, the driver of the bus was taking a turn and did
not see the girl, who was crushed under rear wheels of the
vehicle," said R M Gavit, senior inspector at Tilak Nagar
The victim, who sustained severe injuries, died on the
spot, police said, adding the body was taken to nearby
Rajawadi hospital for post-mortem.
The 43-year-old driver of the school bus, identified as V
Moniwannan was later arrested on the charges of causing death
of a person due to negligent driving, police said, adding they
have taken his blood samples to ascertain if he was under the
influence of alcohol.
The verification was also on to ascertain if the bus is
owned by the school or it hired the vehicle to ferry students,