A three-year-old girl was killed on the spot after being run over by a water tanker in Bengaluru’s Sarjapur Road on Thursday afternoon.
The victim Pratiksha Bhat, daughter of Khemraj Bhat was playing outside the apartment complex in Serenity Layout.
The driver of the water tanker took a reverse turn in a reckless manner and knocked down the girl who then came under the rear wheel of the tanker.
She sustained serious head injuries and died on the spot, the HSR Layout traffic police said.
Police are making efforts to trace the driver who went absconding after the incident.
A case has been registered against him under IPC Sections 279 (negligent driving), 304(A) (causing death by negligence) and 134 (A and B) read with Section 187 of the Indian Motor Vehicles (IMV) Act.