An eight-year-old boy was crushed to death by a speeding mini truck in Dwarka area of south west Delhi, police said on Friday.

According to police, the incident took place on Thursday night when the deceased, Ankush, a resident of Shivani Enclave in Dwarka North, was coming back to his residence after buying a notebook from a nearby stationary shop.

“A speeding mini truck hit Ankush when he was crossing a road. Some locals informed the police and took him to hospital where he was declared brought dead. Ankush was a student of class 1,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Surender Kumar said.

Ankush’s father, Ram Kishore works as a driver, he said.

“The accused driver later identified as Hari Prashad, 35, fled from the spot after the incident. He was arrested on Friday morning from his hideout in outer Delhi,” Kumar said.