An Egyptian prosecutor’s office has ordered the detention of four policemen suspected of causing the death of a young man in a working-class Giza district two weeks ago.
Another police officer accused in the same case has been released on EGP 5,000 (around $300) bail.
The five policemen are facing charges of beating the victim in a manner that led to his death.
The prosecution said in a statement last Tuesday that it had been notified by police that a young man, known as Islam Al-Australi, was killed and others were wounded in a fight that broke out in Al-Mounib district in southern Giza on 4 September.
The police said that the fight erupted when two parties, one group of four people, and one group of two, engaged in a brawl using stones and bladed weapons, which led to the man’s death.
The deceased’s relatives, on the other hand, said that he was killed after he was arrested by police over the fight.
The prosecution said that it had seized footage from CCTV cameras installed at some shops overlooking the crime scene.
Tuesday’s statement added that several areas of the victim’s body bore bruises, and that the body will undergo an autopsy.