Court adjourns trial of raped, murdered girl to 16 February

 
 
The Port Said Criminal Court postponed on Sunday the trial of the raped and murdered five-year old Zaina Arafa to 16 February due to the absence of the defendants.
 
The court had earlier adjourned the trial to 26 January after the lawyer of the victim’s family raised skepticism over the age of the first defendant.
 
The Port Said investigation department found out that Arafa had died upon being thrown from the eleventh floor.
 
Both defendants are accused of luring Arafa to the rooftop and raping her. Prosecution says they then hit her then with a stick on the head and threw her from the rooftop. She then collided with an air conditioner while falling. She suffered fractures and wounds all over the body and passed away while being treated.
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm