Vehicle driven by college student entered campus, slammed into boy
In a freak accident inside a school campus in Sholavaram on Wednesday morning, a seven-year-old boy was pinned to a wall by a jeep driven by a youth. The student died on the spot.
Sholavaram police said the accident took place around 9 a.m. at the Panchayat Union Middle School in Gandhi Nagar in Nallur village, where the victim V. Vinoth Kumar was a class II student.
The boy was a resident of nearby MGR 2 Street, Gandhi Nagar, and his father Vadivel is a mason. He usually came to school with his sister Karthika (10), who is a class V student in the school. Around 8.45 a.m., Vinoth and Karthika reached their school and were playing on a ground.
The jeep, with five youngsters in it, came into the compound. The driver of the vehicle tried to reverse the vehicle to head back to the main road. But he used the wrong gear, and the vehicle moved forward, and rammed into a wall of the school building. Vinoth, who was seated by the wall, was crushed between the wall and the vehicle, and died on the spot.
The youth abandoned the vehicle and fled. A Sholavaram police team arrived at the school and sent the boy’s body to a hospital for a post-mortem examination.
Locals, who gathered at the school after news of the accident spread, damaged the vehicle in rage and demanded immediate police action against the driver and others in the jeep.
Police have registered a case and launched a hunt for the driver who is suspected to be an engineering student of a private college in Thiruvallur. The others in the jeep were his friends and they were on their way to a birthday celebration, police said.