Egyptian 16-year-old boy shot dead by police officer over traffic violation

Ahram Online, Thursday 29 May 2014

Mohamed Karam was shot dead by a policeman in a northeast Cairo district after being stopped for driving his tuk tuk the wrong way

Head of Egypt's Forensic Authority Hisham Abdel Hamid confirmed on Thursday that a 16-year-old boy has died after being shot dead by a policeman over a traffic dispute, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.

Mohamed Karam was driving a tuk tuk late on Wednesday in Matariya district, northeast Cairo, when a traffic officer tried to stop him for driving the wrong way down the street.

A violent altercation ensued and the officer shot Karam dead.

Earlier on Thursday, prosecutors had asked the forensic authority to examine Karam's body in order to confirm the reason of his death.

Matariya's prosecution has since referred the officer who shot Karam to east Cairo's accident-related prosecutors.



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