Indore : A 9-year-old girl was injured when a water-tanker of Indore Municipal Corporation crushed her legs in Patnipura area, on Tuesday morning.

The seriously injured girl is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Tukoganj area. The tanker driver was arrested.

According to MIG police, the accident occurred on the road leading from Malwa Mill to Patnipura. Sofia Ansari, a resident of Geeta Chowk, had gone to buy milk with her elder brother when the incident occurred. They were returning home when the tanker, coming from Malwa Mill side hit Sofia, knocking her down and in the process crushed her legs. Eyewitnesses said that despite busy road, the tanker was speeding which led to the accident.

After the accident, the driver fled the scene while people nearby rushed Sofia to the hospital. Later angry mob damaged the tanker before police intervened and seized the vehicle. The police then arrested the errant driver, Kamal a resident of Heera Nagar, and booked him for causing death due to negligence.

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