Prosecution orders arrest of 4 suspects in Giza murder of real estate agent

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Monday 20 Mar 2017

Farid Shawky
An Amateur video showing the man identified as Farid Shawki pleading for help as he leaned out of the door of the car (Photo: Youtube)

An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Monday the arrest of four people suspected of kidnapping and murdering a real estate agent in Giza governorate on Saturday.

Two other suspects – a former police officer and a terminated low-ranking police officer – were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of  kidnapping and killing 28-year-old Farid Shawky.

A video shot in Giza's Mohandessin neighbourhood went viral on Saturday showing a man, whose wife later confirmed as Shawky, pleading for help as he leaned out of the door of a moving car.

Initial police investigations revealed that six suspects had kidnapped Shawky from a café near his home in 6 October city on the ouyskirts of Cairo.

Shawky's body was later found in Qalioubiya governorate north of the capital.

Initial forensic reports say the victim likely died of a severe head injury inflicted by a blow from the butt of a gun.

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