Child dies after attempted rape in Daqahliya, police quell furious crowd

A young girl was murdered in the city of Dikirnis, Daqahliya governorate following an attempted rape, caused widespread outrage amongst civilians who demanded to take justice into their own hands.

Hundreds attended the funeral of eight-year-old Rimas Mohamed Galal Abdel Razek, held in the early hours of Wednesday.

The suspect had lured Razek into his home and attempted to rape her, killing her after she resisted in fear that his crime would be revealed.

The head of Daqahliya Security Directorate, Raafat Abdel Baeth was notified by the Director of the Daqahliya Investigation Department that the body of a child had been found in a Dikirnis building, while an angry mob had gathered around the house she was found in to kill the suspect themselves.

Criminal investigation officers moved to the scene of the incident, where they located the victim’s body next to the murder weapons. Blood was found on the clothes of the accused after his arrest.

The crowd attempted to storm the house even after security forces imposed a security cordon, forcing them to fire tear gas in an attempt to disperse the mob.

The police managed to transfer the accused to the police station.

Hours after the victim’s autopsy, the coroner’s report revealed that no sexual intercourse had occurred but there was evidence the suspect had attempted to rape her. Signs of a struggle were also present on Razek’s body, which was covered in stab wounds.

Prosecutors ordered the burial of the body and detained the accused who confessed during interrogation committing the incident.

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