Police lieutenant found dead in car: prosecutor

The North Giza Public Prosecution denied that First Police Lieutenant Mahmoud Raafat was shot dead by unidentified criminals, suggesting that the most likely scenario is that he took his own life by shooting himself as he was known for suffering from depression.

Security sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm that police found anti-depressive medication and heart disease drugs in Raafat’s car after he was found dead in Cairo’s Mohandiseen district on Tuesday.

Police investigations ruled out that Raafat was killed by a “terrorist” or a criminal.

Chief of North Giza prosecutors Mohammed Sharf checked Raafat’s body in the Agouza Police Hospital where he discovered that a bullet had penetrated his chest and the front seat of his car.

The prosecution sent Rafat’s pistol and bullets to the forensic administration in al-Abassya for investigation and seized the drugs.

The prosecution demanded that the relevant authorities to reveal the circumstances of the incident.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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