In a shocking incident, a speeding car mowed down a mother and her child who were walking on a highway in Karnataka’s Vijayapura district, authorities said.
The incident took place on Tuesday night when Geetha Poojari (35) and her four-year-old child Manju were walking towards their village Tidagundi.
The locals who rushed to the spot have handed over the car driver to the police.
They also staged a dharna by blocking the highway.
A further probe into the incident is underway.