Doctor gets bail for killing teen girl in road accident

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Giresh Sadeo

A 31-year-old medical doctor, Giresh Sadeo, was on Monday charged for causing death by dangerous driving when he made his appearance at the Whim Magistrates’ Court.

Sadeo pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Police stated that on February 15, 2020, he drove motor car PXX 5165 in a dangerous manner, thus resulting in the death of 16-year-old Aliya Mohabir.

Aliya and her 14-year-old sister, Aneela Mohabir, both of Number 46 Village, Corentyne, and another child, 9-year-old Roshone Mohan of Bush Lot Village, were walking along the parapet of the Bush Lot Public Road when they were struck down by the motorcar driven by Sadeo.

Aliya Mohabir

As a result of the impact, one of the two sisters fell on a pedal cyclist while the other was flung into the air, landed on the car, and then onto the roadway.

The three injured children were picked up and rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital but Alyia was subsequently transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where she succumbed to her injuries. The other two girls were discharged from the hospital after spending a few days.

Sadeo was placed on $400,000 bail and was ordered to lodge his passport. He will return to court on June 4, 2020.