File Photo: The Ministry of Interior headquarters building in New Cairo, Egypt. Al-Ahram
The victims — a farmer and his two daughters and two grandchildren — were found dead in a farm in the Sheikh Zayed area in Giza, causing a public uproar on social media.
According to the statement, the defendant committed the crime due to a social dispute with the victims.
It also explained that the accused fled to Upper Egypt after the incident, where he was found and arrested by the police.
Furthermore, the defendant confessed to the crime and is now facing murder charges, the ministry added.