Mohamed al-Shabrawi, 47, died on Saturday after a reported altercation with a bakery owner in Daqahlia.
Eyewitnesses said after queuing for more than two hours, al-Shabrawi requested LE3 worth of bread, but the owner told him he could only buy LE1 worth, and hit him with a stick.
Bakery owner Mahmoud Ibrahim denied assaulting the man when police later arrested him. “I only pushed him away,” he said.
The phenomenon of bread queues has recurred in Daqahlia, with disputes over queue positions reported.
Translated from the Arabic Edition.