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Egypt: Grocer stabs and strangles 6-year-old girl after attempted rape

Egyptian protesters take part in a demonstration in Cairo against sexual harassment on February 12, 2013. [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]
Egyptian protesters take part in a demonstration in Cairo against sexual harassment on February 12, 2013 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]

The owner of a grocery store in Egypt is reported to have stabbed and strangled a six-year-old girl after trying but failing to rape her.

The 30-year-old man killed the young girl when she started screaming, fearing he would be discovered, reports Gulf News. 

The body of the girl was found by her sister in a sack in front of their house the day after they reported her missing.

According to a friend of the victim, the owner of the grocers asked her to find a sack for him in exchange for two Egyptian pounds ($0.13).

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When police confronted him, he confessed, according to Gulf News.

Last month, a two-year-old was killed by her eight and 11-year-old cousins, after they allegedly attempted but failing to rape her. They then threw her into a canal.

Earlier this year hundreds of people attended the funeral of eight-year-old Rimas Mohamed Galal Abdel Razek who was murdered following an attempted rape, according to the Egypt Independent.

In 2018 four-year-old Rodaina Abdou was murdered in Menoufia Goverorate in a case that ignited outrage. A 16-year-old local resident admitted to attempting to rape her and then killing her so he would not get caught, by hitting her across the head with a stone.

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