2 policemen sentenced to 8 years for beating driver to death in Egypt’s Nile Delta

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Wednesday 13 Jan 2021

The defendants wrongly arrested and beat the auto-rickshaw driver, according to the prosecution investigations

A Sharqiya criminal court sentenced on Wednesday two policemen to eight years in prison for beating an auto-rickshaw driver to death in Egypt's Nile Delta.

The case dates back to 2019, when the defendants wrongly arrested the driver of the auto-rickshaw, locally known as a tuk-tuk, and beat him in different parts of his body, according to the prosecution’s investigations.

As a result of the beating, the victim's physical and mental condition deteriorated before he suffered from a heart attack that led to his death, according to the prosecution.

The verdict can be appealed.

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