Prosecution orders detention of policeman for shooting deaths of two brothers

Ahram Online , Friday 6 Aug 2021

The prosecution in Qalyubia ordered the detention of a low-ranking policeman on Friday, pending an investigation for shooting and killing two brothers late-Thursday during a traffic dispute in the governorate.

According to news reports, the two brothers were shot by a low-ranking traffic policeman in a fight over a traffic fine at the town of Shibin Al-Qanater in the Nile Delta governorate.

The two men, aged 32 and 38, died shortly thereafter in hospital due to their wounds.

The shooting of the two siblings caused public unrest in the area, with citizens protesting early-Friday morning, but security forces dispersed the gathering using tear gas.

The prosecution is currently investigating the incident.

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