Bantwal, May 19: A women, who was also an active social worker, was killed at Ramalkatte in Thumbay when a police jeep hit the taxi ran and over her on Saturday at around 3.15 pm.
Philomena Coelho (42) is the deceased. She boarded the taxi from Thumbay and was on her way to Modankap church along with her 11 year old daughter to attend mass on Saturday evening. She was declared brought dead when she was taken to Fr Muller Hospital at Modankap.
She was travelling in a shared taxi, it had stopped at Ramalkatte to enable other passengers to get down. Philomena had come out of the taxi to make way for other passengers travelling in the taxi. When she was about to get into the taxi after the passengers had alighted a police jeep hit the taxi from behind. Due to the impact the taxi moved forward throwing Philomena on the ground and the jeep ran over her.
Philomena is survived by her husband who is working in the Gulf and two children, boy who recently completed his SSLC and girl who is now studying in 6th. Her funeral will be held at 3.30 pm on Wednesday at Infant Jesus Church in Madankap.