PG files criminal charges against policeman for reckless driving

A policeman crashed who allegedly killed an elderly woman after crashing into her on his motorcycle will appear in court charged with recklessly driving an engine vehicle, according to a report in Haveeru.

52-year-old Shakeela and her grandson were allegedly hit and injured while crossing the road by Shimaz Ahmed of Guleynooranmaage on Villingilli in Gaaf Alif Atoll.

According to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), Shakeela died of internal bleeding in the hospital two hours after the incident on March 2. Her grandson suffered head injuries but recovered.

In its report, Haveeru published a picture of Shimaz riding a motorcycle in September 2009 while appearing to talk on a mobile phone.