A 17-year-old school boy was crushed to death by a private bus at Kumarakom near here early on Thursday.

The police identified the deceased as Ashok R. Menon, a Plus One student at S.K.M. Higher Secondary School. He is the son of Reghunathamenon of Attipeedika.

Police said the accident occurred around 7 a.m. Ashok was cycling towards his house when the bus came from the opposite direction. He was killed on the spot when the rear wheel of the bus went over his head. A case has been registered against the driver of the bus, which has been seized. — Staff Reporter