Prosecution questioning accused in new broad daylight murder of university student colleague in Zagazig

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Wednesday 10 Aug 2022

The Public Prosecution started on Tuesday questioning a man who is accused of the killing of a female university student colleague in broad daylight in the city of Zagazig in the Nile Delta earlier today, the second such incident in less than two months.

Salma Bahgat
The victim , Salma Bahgat.


According to the prosecution's statement, Salma Bahgat, a 20-year-old student who was studying mass communication at Shorouk Academy, was stabbed multiple times with a knife by an Islam Mohamed, a 22-year-old colleague, in the lobby of a building in the city of Zagazig, the capital of Sharqiya governorate in the Nile Delta.

The authorities arrested the accused at the scene of the crime, according to the prosecution statement.

The prosecution have asked forensics to examine the injuries on the victim in order to determine the cause of death.

It also plans to hear the testimony of a number of witnesses.

Media reports suggested that the suspect has recently expressed rage and threatened the victim in posts on social media platforms after she ended their relationship.

Last June, a similar incident stirred public anger when a 21-year-old student at the Faculty of Arts Mansoura University killed his colleague Nayera Ashraf also in broad daylight after she rejected his interest in her. In July, a criminal court issued a preliminary death penalty verdict against the perpetrator in the case.

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