Two girls were killed on the spot when a jeep ran over them on National Highway – 4A near Peeranawadi village on Sunday morning.
The dead have been identified as Deepa Basawaraj Doddamani (10) and Nazia Mohammed Ali Badegar (12), both residents of Peeranwadi.
The accident occurred at about 9 a.m. and the jeep was going to Belgaum from Khanapur. The driver abandoned the vehicle and fled from the scene.
The villagers rushed them to the hospitals where the doctors declared that the girls were brought dead.
Enraged public pelted stones and set the jeep on fire when they saw the driver and two others fleeing.
The police calmed down the mob and registered a case.