A one-and-a-half-year-old girl died on Wednesday morning after being hit by a van driven by her father.

The victim Zarina was the daughter of Abbas (28), a resident of Pallikaranai and a van driver for IT companies in St. Thomas Mount. On Wednesday, after lunch, Sanitha and her mother Noorjahan (25) were seeing off her father when he was leaving for work.

According to sources, the vehicle accidentally hit the child while reversing. Sanitha sustained a head injury and died on her way to a hospital.

St. Thomas Mount traffic police are investigating the case.

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