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Egyptian boy killed ‘after rejecting friend’s sexual advances’

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An Egyptian child who was found killed and dumped in a deserted area in the Dakahlia Governorate was murdered by his friend who had allegedly attempted to sexually harass him.

The victim, Youssef Hamada Jebril, who was in Grade 5 went missing on Thursday. His parents reported it to the police, who found him 48 hours later.

According to the forensic report, Youssef was killed on Thursday, the same day he went missing. There were cuts in his neck, abdomen and other areas in his body.

The police investigation revealed that the perpetrator was Youssef’s 16-year-old friend who had taken Youssef to the deserted area where his body was found and tried to sexually assault him. The suspect was identified as Abdelrahman M. A. When Youssef resisted Abdelrahman’s attempts and threatened to say what happened, Abdelrahman killed him with a knife he had.

According to the interior ministry, Abdelrahman confessed to the crime and said he took Youssef to where the crime happened on his bike. Abdelrahman also told the police where the weapon he used was and they found it in a waterway. The police also found Abdelrahman’s clothes stained in blood.

The ministry also said that a 12-year-old boy in the area saw Youssef and Abdelrahman leave together at night on Thursday and saw Abdelrahman return alone later.