The incident of a young woman killed in Egypt has sparked big anger as the case was reported by several media as a sex crime.
According to reports, one person have been arrested by Egyptian police, out of the three alleged perpetrators involved in the killing.
This incident happened in Cairo suburb on Tuesday night as this caused big crisis across the Middle Eastern country.
But Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered the arrest of the perpetrators as investigations revealed the victim, this occurred on Wednesday.
The young woman was identified as Mariam, in her 20s, got killed while walking home from work in Maadi, a calm South Cairo suburb.
It was disclosed that, men riding a small white van tried to rob the young woman. At the wrong on they snatched the victim’s bag dragging her along with it and this led to young woman’s collision with a parked car.
An ambulance came about 30 minutes after the incident and found her dead.
Egyptian media reported that she had sustained serious head injuries, fractures and wounds all over her body.
The prosecution said it had gathered witness statements and forensic evidence to help further investigate the incident.
The local media and news websites reports said the young victims was sexually assaulted before being killed by those men.
While these issued sparked anger across Egypt, and many people seeing it as part of series of recent crimes against woman.
Sex crime started on social media and which has fuelled a growing #MeToo movement.
Using a trending hashtag in Arabic which translates to “Maadi_Girl”, many people denounced the crime.
She didn’t just die, she was MURDERED
She wasn’t just bothered in the street, she was HARASSED
Use the right words, know her name, don’t stop talking about it!!!#حق_مريم_فين#فتاه_المعادي pic.twitter.com/vQStFWBYng
— Heba Hosney ( sunflower 🌻) (@HebaHosney6) October 14, 2020
— Salma Elsafty (@elsafty_salma) October 14, 2020
Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, a top religious authority in the country, emphasised the need to deter sexual harassment, following the incident in Egypt.
He added on his official Facebook page on Wednesday that harassment is a heinous crime.
“Those who harass by word or action are criminals deserving severe punishment in this world and the hereafter,” said the statement.
Series of sex crimes have been happening in Egypt earlier this year, and something must be done to stop it now.