A school boy was killed in a road accident in Bhandaria upazila of Pirojpur on Monday morning.
The deceased was identified as Resgad Islam, 7, son of Rafiqul Islam Farazi of Ward no 2 of the municipality.
He was a student of class 1 of Jamirtola Government Primary School.
Ayesha Siddiqua, headteacher of the school, said a battery-run auto-rickshaw hit Reshad at College Mor area on the Bhandaria-Barishal road this morning when he was on the way to school, leaving him dead on the spot.
Officer in-Charge of Bhandaria Police Station Md Maksudur Rahman said the body was recovered from the scene.
Police seized the vehicle but its driver managed to flee the scene.