Hamdi Mostafa, director of the Beni Suef Public Hospital, denied that Hossam Abouel Regal, a suspect in the death of a police officer, died Saturday.
Mostafa said that Regal was taken from the hospital by his family members, who fired shots and destroyed the hospital’s police station, as he was being admitted to the hospital operating room.
Mostafa added that both Regal and a female friend of his were in critical condition.
Regal and his friend had been attacked by residents of Beni Suef Saturday after suspecting him of killing police officer Hesham Kamal Eddin Teema, who was trying to stop a gunfight near Ezbet al-Tahrir. Dozens of residents chased the two and beat them with shoes and stones.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm