And the Egyptian Public Prosecution stated in a statement: “The Public Prosecutor ordered the detention of the accused/ Islam Muhammad for four days pending investigations, accusing him of deliberately killing the victim/ Salma Bahgat with premeditation. Her family had abused her reputation and killed her after they refused his engagement to her, due to his misbehavior, drug abuse, and abnormal thoughts and beliefs.
And she continued: “In addition to our previous statement in the incident, the Public Prosecution completed its investigation procedures by listening to eleven witnesses, five of whom saw the accused when he committed the crime. Their statements continued about seeing the accused stabbing the victim at the entrance to the property after they heard the sound of her screaming. The owner of the shop and his worker added that the accused was wandering around the property in question an hour before the crime was committed, and he was asking about the location of the office of a newspaper located in the property. The investigations revealed the previous receipt of the victim. She has to be trained.”
And she added: “While a friend of the victim who works in the aforementioned newspaper testified that the latter had stopped training seven months ago to complete her studies, then before the day of the incident the witness called her to check on her. The accused was with the witness because he had previously obtained her phone number, and asked her about the victim because he was unable to reach her, so she told him that she would attend the next day to meet her at the newspaper’s headquarters.. The owner of the aforementioned newspaper testified that he had received a letter from the accused before the day of the incident in which he requested to come to the newspaper’s headquarters with a desire to receive training He welcomed his presence, and on the day of the incident he learned from the victim’s friend who works in the same newspaper that he had committed the murder after he heard voices in the property.
And the prosecution added in its statement: “A worker in an exhibition of household appliances next to the property in question testified that the accused attended him on that day and bought him a knife that he recognized after the Public Prosecution showed him his photos taken by the accused on his phone. The Public Prosecution also heard the testimony of the victim’s father and uncle, and the result of their statements was that the accused And their daughter were colleagues at the same university, and the aforementioned had previously proposed to her, and her time was rejected until she completed the study, then the victim noticed his misbehavior and drug use, so she cut off her contact with him, which led him to be exposed to her and threaten her with harm and murder and followed her everywhere, and on the twenty-ninth of last June The date of her last test at the university, I was afraid that the accused would be exposed to her and asked her father to accompany her, and on that day she and her father were surprised by the accused and his parents in front of the university asking for her engagement, but her father refused and left. The victim’s brother and uncle.”
And she continued: “By interrogating the Public Prosecution, the accused, Islam Muhammad, admitted that he had committed the crime of deliberately killing the victim with premeditation, and he explained that after her family refused her betrothal to him, their communication continued, then they disagreed because of his attempts to prevent her from working or meeting her friends, claiming that he was keen on her, and she stopped communicating with him after she accused him. With blasphemy and atheism for what he drew on his body of tattoos, he decided that his intention was to draw attention to him.. He added that he threatened the victim after she was cut off from him with harming her reputation and killing her, as on the twenty-ninth of last June he resolved to kill her at the university with a penknife she was with, and when He failed and summoned his parents to come to ask her father to propose to her after he learned that he was at the university at that time, explaining that the father of the victim refused their engagement at that time until he removed the tattoos on his body and continued his studies.. Since that time, he has cut off his contact with the victim, and he tried to contact her uncle and brother to ban others from contacting him, Until he reached her friend who works in the newspaper, who had previously obtained her phone from the victim, and he learned from her that they had met them at the newspaper’s headquarters on the day of the incident, so he resolved to commit his crime at this time, as he bought a knife and a meter. He stared at the victim with the property, even when she reached it and entered its entrance, she was surprised and stabbed several times, and the door of the property was closed on him after the people paid him, threatening them with harm. And it was circulated on social media, and the accused confirmed that he had used cannabis and alcohol for months.
And the Public Prosecution pointed out that it “was able to seize several digital evidence on the accused’s phone confirming his planning to commit the crime and its execution – which the accused confronted and admitted its validity – including the threats referred to in the statements of the victim’s relatives, and the video clips circulated on social networking sites, and the Public Prosecution also reserved the phone of The victim’s friend and the owner of the newspaper in which she was training to examine them.. This, and the Forensic Medicine Authority deposited its report with the result of signing the anatomical character on the body of the victim, which concluded that the death may occur, such as the photocopy that the investigations of the Public Prosecution concluded..