Boy dies after being hit by school bus, driver held

New Delhi: A 12-year-old boy died and a 10-year-old was injured after a school bus hit them while they were playing near their house here on Friday evening, police said on Saturday. The driver of the bus has been arrested.

The deceased was identified as Rahul, 12, and the injured, Jagdeesh, 10, was stable, police said.

The incident happened around 5.30 p.m. on Friday, when the boys were playing near their house in Vivekananda Camp, a slum cluster falling in the diplomatic enclave of Chanakyapuri.

Bus driver Rashem Pal, 57, reversed the bus near the Camp and then took it forward, hitting the boys, police said and added that the driver was arrested from the spot of the accident.

According to police, the bus belonged to British School and there were no students inside it at the time of the accident.

Though the boys were rushed to a nearby hospital, Rahul died within three-four hours while undergoing treatment, police said.

Sons of daily wage labourers, Rahul studied in class 8, while Jagdeesh was in class 5, police said.

A case has been registered.