General Prosecution office (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Egypt’s Public Prosecution appealed on Tuesday against the ruling of a Hurghada criminal court that acquitted a business tycoon's son, who was charged of killing a woman after hitting her while driving his car.
Haitham Kamel Abou Ali is the son of Egyptian businessman Kamel Abou Ali, who hails from an affluent family.
The defendant was charged of wrongfully causing – due to his grave negligence and lack of compliance to the law – the death of Mai Eskander while driving his car under the influence of drugs, according to a statement by the top prosecutor's office.
He also was in possession of a narcotic substance and deliberately drove against traffic, it added.