A 10-year-old boy, P. Severin, was run over by a car near Indira Park in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant around 8 am here on Tuesday. According to the police, the accident occurred when his mother Soujanya was taking him to school on her two-wheeler on Belacheruvu Road in Steel Plant Township Sector-8. When he saw a car coming in the opposite direction, he immediately engaged the brakes and stopped his car. The child fell on the left side of the car and he fell on the right side. A motorcycle, coming on the same road, ran over the boy’s head and he died on the spot.
Due to the anger of the family and the general public, they damaged the vehicle and staged a sit-in on the road against the heavy movement of vehicles and vehicles of factories and businesses in city streets.
The Vizag Steel Plant police have registered a case under IPC 304 (A) (causing death by negligence) against the truck driver and owner A. Chandrasekhar. Steel Plant Circle Inspector V. Srinivasa Rao said The Hindu Soujanya was living with her boyfriend in an apartment in Aganampudi while her husband was in the US.
The bus was carrying employees of a pharmaceutical company at the time of the incident, the CI added.
Pedestrians alerted the police, who rushed to the spot in an ambulance.
“We have registered a case. The accused will be arrested,” said Mr.
The boy is the grandson of Krishna Rao, who works in the SMS department of the Vizag Steel Plant. The people who reached the area urged the authorities to take measures to control overspeeding and speeding of vehicles in the area.