Egyptian prosecution investigates death of young man after family accuse police

Ahram Online , Tuesday 8 Sep 2020

The young man was arrested after a fight broke out in Mounib in Cairo

General Prosecution office
General Prosecution office (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt's public prosecution announced on Tuesday that it had started an investigation into the death of a young man in the Mounib district of Greater Cairo, noting that his family blame police personnel for his death.

The police had notified the prosecution that a fight between two parties, one group of four people, and one group of two, had taken place in the Mounib district of Giza governorate on Friday, with stones and bladed weapons deployed.

The fight had resulted in the injury of number of people and the death of a young man, known as Islam Al-Australi, the prosecution’s statement read.

The statement added that the mother and sister of the deceased had accused the policemen who had arrested the young man of killing him after his arrest.

The prosecution said that they had investigated the scene, locating five witnesses and seizing footage from five CCTV cameras belonging to shops in the area.

The body of the deceased was also examined by the public prosecution at Um Al-Masryeen hospital, and was discovered to have bruises, the statement read.

The prosecution has ordered the body be autopsied.

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