During the third session of the trial of Salma Bahgat’s accused killer, reports from the Mental and Psychiatric Hospital confirmed that the accused was sane during the murder of Salma and that he was responsible for his actions at the time of the incident.
During the second trial, on September 6th, the Zagazig Criminal Court decided to postpone the trial of the killing of Salma Bahgat till October 3, 2022, until the killer is mentally evaluated in Al Abbaseya Mental Hospital for a month.
During the session, the Administrative Director of Abu Al-Azayem Hospital for Psychiatry confirmed that the accused was booked in the hospital on August 3, 2019, and spent 9 days and was discharged at his father’s request. The accused was being treated for an acute psychotic episode.
During the first trial sessions, the accused’s father stated that his son had suffered from a mental disorder for nearly 10 years. He was admitted to Al-Shifa Hospital on the tenth of Ramadan and stayed there for 10 days. He also tried admitting him to Al-Azzazi Mental Health Hospital, but he could not do so.
Moreover, the Public Prosecution also listened to the testimony of the victim’s parents and her uncle, who confirmed that the accused and their daughter were colleagues at the same university. He had previously proposed to her, but he was rejected at that time until the completion of her study.
Then the victim later decided to end things after his questionable behavior and drug abuse, which led to multiple threats and, eventually, her murder.
Salma’s parents added that after the threats, she would ask her father to accompany her to university, and to their surprise, they found the killer’s parents asking for her hand in marriage. Later, the accused threatened the victim’s father, brother, and uncle.
Salma was stabbed to death by her killer 31 times.