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Egyptian teen killed after fight with brother of girl he harassed

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An Egyptian teen was killed on Friday after having a fight with a brother of a girl he allegedly harassed, the state-owned Al-Ahram paper reported.

The incident took place in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Beni Suef and on the third day of Eid al-Fitr, the Islamic festival that celebrates the ending of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The governorate’s general hospital said it had received the body of the 18-year-old, who had been stabbed in the abdomen, and his 26-year-old brother, who was in a critical condition and was involved in the fight.

The daily, citing initial investigations, said a fight broke out following a verbal harassment of the girl.

It said that the girl’s brother, assaulted the two brothers with a bladed weapon.

Meanwhile, Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW) announced on Friday that no complaints of physical sexual harassment were received during Eid, which usually witnesses a surge in molestation cases in the streets.

While no physical harassment incidents have been reported, the NCW operations room said some instances of verbal harassment had taken place in public parks.