City agrees to settle in death of girl hit by police car

City agrees to $300,000 settlement in Suhani Bhakta's death.
City agrees to $300,000 settlement in Suhani Bhakta's death.

WICHITA, Kansas – City council members voted Tuesday morning to approve a $300,000 settlement to the family of a girl who died after being hit by a Wichita police car.

Twelve-year-old Suhani Bhakta and another girl were crossing the street near Harry and Broadway last February when a police car struck and killer her.

The lawsuit claims the officer didn’t have his lights, and sirens on at the time of the accident.

The Bhakta family will be paid out of the City of Wichita’s self-insurance fund. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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