Karimnagar: A nine-year-old girl was killed in a road accident in Kurikyal village of Gangadhara mandal on Tuesday. The incident occurred when a lorry hit the girl while she was crossing the road.
A native of Kurikyal, Jangili Vasanth along with her daughter Rakshitha had gone to Gangadhara mandal headquarters to purchase puja material on the occasion of Shivaratri and returned to their village in an autorikshaw.
A lorry coming from Karimnagar hit Rakshitha while she was crossing the road with her mother. The girl’s head was smashed as the vehicle ran over her, killing her on the spot.
After the accident, the driver tried to escape the spot, however, alert onlookers chased the lorry and caught the driver, who was severely beaten before being handed over to the police.
Rakshitha was studying in Class IV at Kurikyal government high school.