A seven-year-old schoolgirl was killed and another injured when an auto-rickshaw knocked them down at Kadamtoli in the city on Wednesday, police said.
The deceased was identified as Maria Akter, a student of Ashraf Ali Mastar School and daughter of Md Zulfiker of Juraine.
Mahbubul Haque, sub-inspector of Kadamtoli Police Station, said the auto-rickshaw hit Maria and Faiza, 7, a student of Ayesha Siddiqua Mohila Madrasha, leaving them injured.
Later, they were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared Maria dead, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of the hospital’s police camp.
Soon after the accident, agitated local people set fire to the auto-rickshaw, halting traffic movement in the area for half an hour.
Police arrested the auto-rickshaw driver.