Police promise safety measures

School boy run over

by lorry

A speeding lorry mowed down a 12-year-old schoolboy on the road to Kempegowda International Airport on Tuesday morning. The police identified the dead boy as S. Suhail, student of MVM School.

According to the police, Suhail’s father Salim was dropping him and his younger brother to school when the incident occurred. Suhail was run over by a lorry when he was crossing the highway to reach the service road.

He sustained severe injuries and died on the spot. Salim was walking behind him with his younger son.

Traffic on the busy highway was disrupted for some time following the accident. Measures would be taken to post a constable at the junction to manage traffic and ensure the safety of schoolchildren, the police said.-Special Correspondent.