According to police, Madhuleka (12), daughter of Ramamurthy (42) of Sri Ganapathy Nagar in Katpadi was Class 6 student in a private school on the Katpadi-Gudiyattam Road.
As usual, she went to the school in her regular auto in the morning. When she was returning home on Tuesday, the driver asked her to sit by his side on the front seat due to children crowding on the back seat.
When the vehicle was crossing Vadugankuttai, the auto bumped into a pothole and in the impact the girl fell from the moving vehicle. She sustained injuries to her head and was rushed to a private hospital in Vellore. However, she died failing to respond to treatment on Wednesday.
Katpadi police registered a case. The auto driver Saravanan of old Katpadi is yet to be arrested.