The deceased has been identified as Diya Agrawal, 14, daughter of Ram Agrawal of Mahabirsthan in Birgunj.
Spokesperson at the District Police Office, Deputy Superintendent of Police Chakra Raj Joshi said that the school bus (Na 2 Kha 893) hit Diya when she was crossing the road on her way to school. Diya was ninth grader at Delhi Public School, Birgunj.
Relatives of the deceased and locals have halted traffic along the road section demanding action against the driver and the school management, blaming the school has put the life of students at risk allowing the person above 65 years to drive the bus, said Joshi.
Adarsha Bazaar has now remained closed in protest of the incident. According to the District Police Office, Parsa, initative was underway to release the bus driver, who has been made hostage inside the bus.
Joshi said that discussion was underway to resume the traffic. The body has been kept at Birgunj-based Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital for postmortem. RSS