CAIRO: Seven people were arrested for allegedly raping a mentally challenged girl in Egypt’s Delta governorate of Dakahlia, Youm7 reported Dakahlia Security Chief Assem Hamza Saturday.
A Mother filed a lawsuit against seven people accusing them of raping her 16-year old daughter after luring her, Hamza said, noting that all suspects are being investigated.
Initial investigations revealed the girl’s mother left her at home, but the girl went out before one of the defendants have lured and raped her.
Per Egyptian Criminal Code, rape is a crime punishable by death penalty. In Sharqia governorate, a 32-year old unemployed man was sentenced to death by Zagazig Criminal Court for abducting, raping and murdering his nine-year old cousin.
On April 30, 2015, four men were accused of raping an 18-year-old mentally challenged girl, who had won a gold medal in 2011 Special Olympics, and abducting her for two days inside a building under construction in Port Said governorate.