Another ugly crime took Egypt by a storm in the Al Sharabiya area north of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. A terrible crime took place when four brothers cut off a young man’s hand in front of pedestrians after they accused him of stealing a mobile phone.
A security source said that a quarrel broke out between two families in the area, where knives and swords were used, because a member of the Hook family accused the son of the other family of being involved in the theft of a mobile phone. The quarrel resulted in four people being injured, five were arrested and two others are wanted for justice.
During the quarrel, four brothers from the first family cut off the hand of a young man from the other family named Ahmed Tarek al-Sayed aged 20 years old, in front of the citizens, in vengeance for his older brother.
The victim’s sister said in the investigation that a verbal altercation broke out between her father and her brother on one hand and the four brothers on the other. The defendants caught her younger brother, cut off his hand using a sword and carried it out to the middle of the street. The police arrived at the scene and arrested some of them while others are on the run.
The young man was transferred to the Nasser Institute Hospital; while the people recovered the amputated palm of the accused and transferred it to the hospital; where doctors confirmed that surgery can be performed to recover the hand.
The medical report of the young man stated that he is suffering from a full amputation of the left hand, broken tendons, blood vessels and nerves. The victim arrived at the hospital in a coma and was admitted to the operating room to re-implant the hand.
The prosecution was informed and is taking over the investigation.