Egyptian attacker arrested for scarring female victim in ‘revenge attack’

The harasser reportedly followed Obeid as she walked down a street in an upscale Cairo district this weekend, vowing to take revenge. (Supplied)

A 38-year-old sexual harasser carried out a revenge attack on his former female victim this weekend in Cairo by scarring her face using a “cutter,” local media reports have said.

The shocking harassment story of Somaya Tarek Obeid sent waves across the Egyptian society two years ago when a stranger physically assaulted her at a Cairo mall, receiving a two-year imprisonment as a result.

But upon his release, the harasser reportedly followed Obeid as she walked down a street in an upscale Cairo district this weekend, vowing to take revenge.

An official medical report said 25-year-old Obeid was admitted to the hospital with a 20 cm long facial wound caused by a white weapon.

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The victim recounted that she was present at the area of Korba when she was attacked by her the same man who harassed her two years ago at the mall.

The attacker is currently under police arrest and investigations are underway.

Obeid accuses the harasser of attempting to kill her, saying his intention was to cut through her neck.

Obeid topped Egyptian headlines two years ago when the same man was caught on camera slapping her twice in a mall. The incident caused lots of controversy at the time and landed him two years in jail. She is known in Egyptian media as the “mall girl”.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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