Egypt sets trial in murder of Sudanese infant for 7 May

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Thursday 2 May 2024

A Cairo criminal court has set 7 May as the start date for the urgent trial of a defendant on charges of kidnapping, assaulting, and murdering a Sudanese infant.

Egyptian criminal court
File Photo: Egyptian criminal court. AFP


Last week, the body of a 10-month-old Sudanese girl, Janet Jumaa, was discovered in a public park near her home.

The prosecution investigations concluded that the accused individual kidnapped Janet as she played with her older sister in front of her home in Nasr City, and then took her to a nearby park, where he assaulted and murdered her.

The accused faces the death penalty if convicted on said charges.

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