RAWALPINDI – The water tanker of Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) crushed a two-year-old child to death in Awan Colony here on Thursday.

The area residents got angered after the incident and pelted the WASA tanker with stones, besides blocking main road for traffic while the drive managed to escape from the scene.  Reportedly, Station House Officer (SHO) PS Piwadhai Malik Tahir also denied to file a case against the driver of civic body on the complaint of the victim’s father, saying: “The parents should take care of their children themselves after giving them birth instead of leaving them free in the streets. Why does a child wander in street?” However, the water tanker was impounded in police station.

According to detail, a WASA tanker bearing registration number WASA-10 arrived in Street Number 1 to fill water in a house. The driver was getting reversed his tanker when he heard a noise  that a two year old child M Tahir was crushed by him.