Uppinangady, Oct 12: A mother and child were run over by a reckless bus belonging to Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation near the bust stand in Uppinangady today morning.
25-year-old Shahida, a resident of Shirvalu, was crossing the road along with her 1-year-old son Shaheen when the tragedy took place.
Shahida was about to board a Puttur-bound bus after spending a few days in her parental house at Gerukatte.
According to eye-witnesses, the carelessness on part of the bus driver was responsible for the tragedy.
The accident triggered a flash protest by the local residents who deplored the “inhuman competition among buses that endangers the human lives”.
The local police have taken the bus driver in to custody.