The Public Prosecution is investigating the murder of Fady Mikhail, a construction engineer in his thirties, who was killed in mid-May by a loader driver on a construction site east of Cairo.
Witnesses said the loader driver hit Mr Mikhail on the head several times with the bucket loader, the young engineer screamed then instantly died. When the workers on the site rushed to the source of the screams, they found Mr Mikhail lying dead in a pool of blood.
They held the driver and directly informed the police.
The witnesses testified that that there had been no known disputes between the driver and the victim, both of whom work on the construction site. No one had seen them talk or argue, they said. They said the driver had almost no contact with any of the workers; he practically kept to himself.
When questioned by the prosecutor, the driver admitted he had intentionally killed Mr Mikhail. The prosecution ordered that the driver be detained, and charged him with premeditated, intentional murder. He was tested for drug intake by the Forensic Medicine Authority, and was checked into a public mental hospital for observation to determine his responsibility for his deeds.
The Engineers’ Syndicate in Cairo dispatched a high ranking delegation to offer condolences to Mr Mikhail’s family. The delegation expressed the Syndicate’s firm intention to follow up on all the legal and administrative work required to secure the victim’s and family’s rights, including financial compensation. The Syndicate, for its part, paid the family EGP100,000 in compensation.
My Mikhail’s brothers Youssef, an engineer, and Ramy; and his uncle Hany Rashad were received by the Syndicate Head Tara Nabarawi. Mr Nabarawi talked of the sadness and anger pervading the engineering community at the murder of Mr Mikhail, and pledged full support by the Syndicate.
Attending the meeting were the owners of the construction company that employed Mr Mikhail and the driver; also members of the legal support committee at the Syndicate. The family members said that all proceedings would go through the Syndicate.
22 May 2023
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