Cairo – Rape is a heinous crime committed against girls and women by wolves of lust, driven by their predatory sexual instincts. This crime becomes even more brutal when committed by more than one human wolf, which is called gang rape.
On July 27, 2017, Egypt woke up in shock to the rape incident of two girls in the Al-Haram area, a gang rape of unimaginable brutality.
Here is what happened to both “Samar,” 27yrs, a housewife, and “Eman,” 37yrs, a housewife, when they took a cap in Giza, heading for a restaurant. Once the two women got on the taxi, three men leaped out of nowhere; and forcibly drove away with them. They forced the driver to take an untracked road near a rural area where the heinous crime took place.
When the two women tried to scream for help so that somebody might come to their rescue, their captors pointed bladed weapons at them. They dragged them to a rural plot where four other men were waiting for the hapless preys. They took the two girls, sexually assaulted them and raped them one after the other, then left them out on a lonely roadside and fled away.
The two girls quickly ran to Al-Haram police station with their torn clothes and in a deplorable state, seeking help from the police officers after those human wolves did their abominable crime.
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The investigation confirmed the validity of the report filed by the two victims. In less than 24 hours, Police force has managed to arrest six rapists and one remains at large. The convicts confessed to their crime; and immediately record No. 41566 was released misdemeanors section of 2017. The prosecution has led the investigation, and efforts are being intensified to arrest the last fugitive.
For his part, Essam al-Derbashi, a legal adviser, told Al-Bawaba News Portal “penalty for gang rape is more severe than the individual rape. This heinous act involves more than one crime, as its perpetrators had kidnapped and raped the two women at gunpoint”.
Al-Derbashi added that gang rapes are crimes vulnerable to arbitrary punishments according to each court, pointing out that it ranges from hard labor at maximum security prisons to execution if the victim has reached maturity or age of consent (usually 21). He said that if the victim has not yet 21 years old, then the punishment is more severe; the perpetrators should be sentenced to death since they have committed the crime of forced rape of a minor.