Death sentence for the killer of media student Salma Bahgat

3 October, 2022
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Death sentence for the killer of media student Salma Bahgat

The Zagazig Criminal Court decided to refer the papers of the accused of killing the student, Salma Bahgat, the “media student,” to the Grand Mufti of Egypt, and set a session for the third of next November to pronounce the verdict.


A medical report issued by the Mental and Psychiatric Hospital confirmed that the accused’s mental strength had been proven safe, Islam Muhammad, the killer of the Egyptian student Salma Bahgat, known in the media as “The Media Student.”


The medical report confirmed that the accused, at the time of committing the crime last August, was in full mental strength, and was fully responsible for his crime. 

On Monday, the Zagazig Criminal Court in Sharkia Governorate examined the third session of the case, in which the young man, Islam Muhammad, was accused of killing his colleague Salma Bahgat with 31 separate stab wounds to the body, according to the anatomical report.


After the verdict was pronounced, Salma's relatives confirmed to "Al Arabiya.net" that they can now receive condolences after retribution for their daughter, thanking the Egyptian judiciary, which did not heed the accused's tricks to evade punishment and claim mental illness, noting that their daughter fell victim to the recklessness of a young man who thought he owned her and tried to He imposes his love on her. In its second session last month, the court adjourned the case to today's session, October 3, to place the accused in a psychiatric hospital, prepare a report on his condition, and listened to the pleading of the Public Prosecution.


It is noteworthy that this heinous crime shook the Egyptian street, amid calls for the imposition of the maximum penalty for the perpetrator


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