Body of Egyptian student killed in UK arrives in Cairo

Ahram Online , Friday 11 May 2018

The body of eighteen-year-old Mariam Moustafa, an Egyptian university student who died after being beaten by a mob of girls at a shopping mall in Nottingham, England on 20 February, arrived at Cairo airport on Friday.

Mariam's funeral is set to be held in New Cairo after Friday prayers.

The Central College student fell into a coma following the assault and died in the hospital on 14 March in Britain.

The incident resulted in tensions between the victim's family and British authorities over accusations of slacking in the investigation and negligence in medical care given to Abdel-Salam following the incident.

The Egyptian government also said that the medical treatment provided to Mariam immediately after the attack raises questions.

The student was initially allowed to go home from the hospital and then later was readmitted after her condition deteriorated.

The British Embassy in Cairo and UK authorities have repeatedly promised a fair investigation into the case.

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