A student of Class 9 died after a government vehicle hit him near Siddappa Circle on N.S. Road here on Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as Ravi Kumar (14), a student of Jagadamba Educational Institution. He was the son of autorickshaw driver Govinda, a resident of 8th Cross, Sunnadakeri.

The accident occurred when the boy was crossing the road after his school assembly. The vehicle that hit him took him to a nearby hospital; he was later shifted to another hospital for emergency treatment, but died of his injuries.

There was tension in the locality for a short while following protests by a group.

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