Six-year-old girl loses foster mother in hit-and-run incident in Kerala

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(Eds: Changing a word in headline and intro) Kottayam (Ker), Feb 15 (PTI) In a tragic turn of events, a six-year old girl lost her foster mother when the two were knocked down by a speeding car near here, police said on Monday.

Sali (46) was walking across a zebra crossing carrying the child, adopted two weeks ago, when the car hit them at Manarcad-Pattithanam bypass near Ettumanoor here on Sunday night and sped away.

While the woman died while being rushed to hospital, the girl, who was thrown off in the mishap, has been admitted to a private hospital with injuries.

The driver did not stop the car after the incident, police said, adding an investigation has been launchedto nab him.

According to reports, Sali and her husband were childless and the couple adopted the child two weeks ago. Sali along with the girl were returning home after visiting relatives to introduce them to the new member of her family. PTI CORR TGB VS ADMINISTRATOR TGB VS ADMINISTRATOR