In an appalling incident, a three-year-old girl died after being run over thrice by a Scorpio car in Gurgaon’s Sohna area early Monday morning, said police.
According to an Indian Express report, the incident took place 9:30 am, when the victim, Mansi, was playing outside her house in Sohna’s Kacher Wada neighbourhood.
The police said that the Scorpio car that was allegedly speeding hit the girl and crushed the girl under the left front wheel.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the driver panicked after hitting the girl and crushed her twice more in his hurry to flee the spot.
Meanwhile, Mansi’s father Krishen , who works in a car showroom in Sohna, filed a case at Sohna police station, under sections 279 (rash driving) and 304A (death due to negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.
“The child died on the spot and the driver fled the scene, leaving his car behind. We have seized the vehicle and the body of the victim has been sent for post-mortem examination,” ASI Kishan Kumar, the investigating officer of the case, was quoted by Indian Express as saying.
The accused has been identified as Sanjay (32), a resident of the same neighbourhood in Sohna, who is currently absconding.
Sanjay’s identity was confirmed through the vehicle’s number plate as well.