Prosecution investigating knife murder of student in front of Mansoura University campus

Ahram Online , Monday 20 Jun 2022

Egypt’s Public Prosecution has ordered an investigation into the murder of a female student at Mansoura University, who, according to police, had her throat slit with a knife by a male colleague on Monday.

Egyptian Public Prosecution building


Police arrested the suspect with the knife in his possession, according to a statement by the prosecution.

The prosecution examined the victim’s body and found injuries on her neck, chest and other areas. It also took the statements of two security personnel at the university, who confirmed that the suspect committed the crime.

The prosecution will continue to gather witness testimonies and will interrogate the suspect, the statement said.

A video of the incident has been widely circulated on social media, showing what appears to be a man cutting a woman’s throat on a busy street before he is attacked and restrained by bystanders.

The prosecution has warned against circulating footage of the crime or speculating about the assailant’s motive, saying this can “directly affect the integrity of the investigation,” compromise evidence, disturb public order, and cause harm to the victim’s family.

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