Three-year-old girl, who was run down by a jeep escorting former prime minister and CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal in Tinkune, died while undergoing treatment at Bansbari-based Neuro Hospital last night.
Kasishma, daughter of Sundar Mijar, was rushed to the hospital following the accident that occurred last evening. The Armed Police Force jeep was escorting Nepal, who was on his way to Old Baneshwor from his Koteshwor-based residence to attend a programme.
Police have arrested the jeep driver, APF Constable Kapil Bahadur Khadka, for further investigation. Eyewitness said the driver had reached the Metropolitan Police Circle, Tinkune, to inform the cops about the incident instead of stopping on the spot. The police said the girl had emerged from a house in the narrow lane and before the driver of speeding jeep could notice her, he ran her down.
Kasishma’s body has been kept in TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj. The victim’s father, who is a cobbler, has refused to receive the body, demanding action against guilty and reasonable compensation, officials informed.