Bengaluru, Aug 13: A 10-year-old schoolboy lost his life after being run over by an Army truck while he was riding a pillion with his father near KR Puram in Bengaluru district on Thursday night.
The deceased has been identified as Jeevan S, a resident of KR Puram police quarters. The boy’s father is a head constable with the Begur police station.
According to the complaint filed by the boy’s father Santosh, he was riding with his son around 8.45 pm. Due to bad roads, he took a sharp turn as he was trying to avoid a pothole when an Army truck suddenly hit his bike from behind.
Both, he and Jeevan fell onto the road, and the truck ran over his son’s head killing him on the spot.
An injured Santosh was rushed to the hospital. The truck driver abandoned the vehicle but later surrendered before the police. The police seized both vehicles and booked a case against the truck driver.