Varanasi: A seven-year-old girl was crushed to death by a school bus outside the institute here on Thursday. Vidushi Upadhyaya was alighting from an auto outside her school when the bus coming from behind hit her, police said.

The girl was rushed to a hospital where she was declared brought dead. The police have arrested the bus driver and sent the body for a post-mortem.

The St John’s School was closed for the day as a mark of respect for the dead student.