File picture taken on May 15, 2012 shows farmers harvesting wheat in a village north of Cairo
File picture taken on May 15, 2012 shows farmers harvesting wheat in a village some 35 kilometres north of Cairo. Angry residents of an Egyptian village beat a man to death and dragged his body through the streets on Sunday after he allegedly raped and murdered a teenage girl, a security official said. © Khaled Desouki - AFP/File
File picture taken on May 15, 2012 shows farmers harvesting wheat in a village north of Cairo
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Last updated: June 9, 2013

Egyptian mob kills man over alleged teenager murder

Angry residents of an Egyptian village beat a man to death and dragged his body through the streets on Sunday after he allegedly raped and murdered a teenage girl, a security official said.

The killing in the Nile Delta village of Quesna in Menufiya province is the latest lynching case with vigilante justice on the rise amid growing lawlessness.

The man was accused of raping the 16-year-old girl before stabbing her to death, state media reported.

Egypt has witnessed growing security problems since the uprising that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

There have been several reports of lynchings in recent months.

In May, an angry mob lynched the teenage son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader, accusing him of killing a man over Facebook comments critical of the Islamist movement.

And in March, villagers in Sharqiya province beat up a man and then lynched him, accusing him of car theft days after residents of another town strung up two men accused of kidnapping a girl.

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