On Wednesday, Egypt’s Prosecutor General ordered the detention of the killer of Salma Bahgat, a university student in broad daylight in the city of Zagazig for four days pending investigation on charges of premeditated murder.
The prosecution announced that it ordered the detention of 22-years-old university student Islam Mohamed for four days pending investigations on charges of the premeditated murder of 20-years-old university student colleague Salma Bahgat in the lobby of a building in the city of Zagazig, after she and her family rejected his offer to marry her due to his bad behavior, abnormal beliefs, and his addiction to drugs.
The statement revealed that the accused killed the victim who studied mass communication at Shorouk Academy after stalking her for some time. It added that he threatened her and her family to defame them and killed her for rejecting his marriage proposal.
According to the prosecution, the accused took photos with his mobile phone and the victim’s dead body while carrying the knife after the murder. The shopkeeper confirmed that it was the same knife he bought from the shop earlier.
Last June, a similar incident stirred public anger when a 21-year-old student at the Faculty of Arts Mansoura University killed his colleague Nayera Ashraf in broad daylight after she rejected his interest in her. In July, a criminal court issued a preliminary death penalty verdict against the perpetrator in the case.