Mother and son killed while boarding bus at Perladka

Sources said that even though the passengers in the bus screamed at the driver to wait for Rajani and others to board, he still moved the bus forward.

A woman and her toddler son died after a KSRTC bus ran over them at Perladka here on Sunday April 16.

The deceased have been identified as Rajani (30) of Kanathur, and her one-and-a-half-year-old son Hrutadev.

Rajani’s mother Rohini and daughter Latika (3) sustained injuries and have been admitted to hospital.

The KSRTC bus was plying from Kallalli to Kasargod. Rajani, her children and mother were about to board the bus, when it suddenly moved forward. All of them lost balance and fell under the rear tyre of the bus. While Rajani and her son died, the others escaped with injuries.

Sources said that even though the passengers in the bus screamed at the driver to wait for Rajani and others to board, he still moved the bus forward. The driver’s negligence is said to have caused the accident.

Rajani, her children and mother were on the way to relative’s house when the tragic accident took place.

The bodies have been shifted to the morgue at Kasargod general hospital.

Bedadka police have registered a case.