Why did a mechanic and his assistant set fire to their bodies in Sheikh Zayed?


07:09 PM

Thursday 10 June 2021

Books – Muhammad Shaaban:

Investigations by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Giza Security Directorate revealed the circumstances of the setting fire to their bodies of a mechanic and his assistant in Sheikh Zayed, today, Thursday.

It was found that a committee from the Sheikh Zayed City Authority attended to close and wax a violating workshop for a mechanical property in the third neighbourhood. The young man in his twenties tried to prevent the committee from implementing the closure, but to no avail.

The 25-year-old poured gasoline on his body, threatening the audience, “If you close the workshop, I will be terrified,” to be imitated by his assistant. The owner of the workshop continued to threaten him on the grounds of “disturbance” until his threat became a reality.

Major General Medhat Fares, Deputy Director of Giza Investigations, received a signal from Brigadier General Alaa Fathi, head of the October sector, that two people set themselves on fire in the second district of the Sheikh Zayed First Division.

Colonel Ahmed Najm, the inspector of Sheikh Zayed, directed the move to the location of the communication, led by Lieutenant Colonel Islam Samir, the division’s deputy, in coordination with the detective unit.

The inspection of Major Karim Samir, the head of the investigations department, and his assistants, Major Ahmed Al-Badri, and Captains Islam Shawq and Tariq Hamzawi, concluded that the owner of a mechanical workshop was called “Alaa. 25 years old and his assistant “Badr. A.” 18 year old set themselves on fire.

The accident resulted in the first suffering burns 90%, and the second with burns of up to 35 years, and they were transferred to Umm Al-Masryan Hospital to receive the necessary treatment.

The necessary report was issued, and Major General Mohamed Abdel Tawab, director of the Giza Investigations, referred it to the Public Prosecution for investigation.

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