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32 Daqahliya villagers arrested for preventing security from putting out fire at woman's house

Ahram Online , Wednesday 16 Oct 2019
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Egyptian police officers arrested 32 residents of the village of Telbana, Daqahliya, on charges of assaulting police forces and preventing firefighters from extinguishing fire at one of the village houses.
 
On Tuesday a group of angry villagers decided to set a woman's house ablaze, accusing her of being responsible for the torture and death of a young man. The body was found near the sewers in the village. During the same time, a video circulated on social media showing the young man being by a man -- said to be his brother -- in the same location, with claims the torture was instigated by the woman.
 
The circulated video shows the young man handcuffed and shackled, while another man is seen holding a stick and beating him in an attempt to make him confess.
 
Major General Fadel Ammar, director of Daqahliya security, received a notification on Tuesday evening stating that the body of a young man was found near a drainage, and some residents set fire to a woman's house. The young man's corpse was moved to the morgue of Mansoura International Hospital.
 
Security forces went to the village on Tuesday evening to contain the villagers' rage and to put out the fire. The residents of Telbana, however, rejected the security efforts and pelted the policemen and firefighters with stones to prevent them from putting out the fire. The security forces arrested 32 villagers.
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