KARACHI - An eight-year-old girl was crushed to death within the limits of Sharifabad police station.

Police arrested a cleaner of the bus while the driver responsible for the accident managed to escape.

The accident took place near Baloch Hotel in Gharibabad area within the limits of Sharifabad police station. Deceased was identified as eight-year-old Laiba, daughter of Sharafat Ali. Police officials and the witnesses said that the accident took place when a speedy passenger bus of route No W-22 hit her which resulting girl died on the spot.

SHO Akram Arain said that the victim along with her family members on a pickup van were on their way to somewhere from their residence in Orangi Town, when pickup driver stopped the vehicle near the Baloch Hotel to buy some foot stuff when suddenly a minor girl got off from the Suzuki when a speedy bus hit and killed her.

The officer said that the bus driver apparently responsible for the accident managed to escape from the scene, however, the police immediately reached the site and arrested the cleaner of the bus while also impounded a vehicle.

The police registered the case while looking for the driver who had been managed to escape from the scene. Following the incident enraged crowed gathered on the spot and trying to set the bus on fire while police rushed on the spot and dispersed the charged mob. Witnesses said that the people gathered on the spot were also managed to catch the cleaner of the bus also trying to flee and later handed over to the police.

 Police registered the case while started investigation of the case and assured the family earlier arrest of the responsible driver.