Egyptian female student stabbed to death by suitor after refusing proposal, in latest “revenge” murder
Egypt’s Public Prosecution has detained a young Egyptian student pending an investigation into charges of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend after the latter refused to marry the young man.
22-year-old Islam Mohammed according to the prosecution stabbed 17 times 20-year old Salma Baghat at Al-Shorouk Academy where both of them are students.
Mohammed reportedly told the prosecution he killed Baghat Tuesday because she had rejected him and refused to comply with his demands to stop seeing her friends and quit her job.
The prosecution also indicated that the young woman and her family rejected Mohamed due to his “bad behavior, abnormal beliefs, and his addiction to drugs.”
Baghat’s killing is the latest in a string of “revenge” murders.
In June this year, 21-year-old Nayera Ashref was murdered outside her university campus by the boyfriend Mohamed Adel after refusing his advances. Young women experience some of gender-based violence.
Erdaak Foundation for Development and Equality, last year said total number of crimes of gender-based violence against women and girls reached 415 in 2020. The organization also revealed that the total number of murders of women and girls due to violence amounted to 165 the same year while the total murders of women and girls due to what is known as (honor killings) numbered 14 crimes.