CAIRO: A university professor was seriously injured in Hadayek Helwan by the son of his colleague after the professor, a teacher at the college of Social Services in Helwan, refused to lend him money, El Gomhuriya daily reported.
The criminal, Mohamed Ahmed El Zarif, 26, a computer specialist, called on Dr. Maged Mohamed Hanafi, 56, his father’s friend, who had earlier promised to lend him LE 4,000 to buy parts for his small computer shop. When the professor did not keep his promise, Al Zarif stabbed him with a knife.
His wife, who had just returned from maghreb prayers at a nearby mosque, rushed to their flat along with some of the neighbors. They were shocked by the screams of her husband and his calls for help.
As they broke open the flat door they found the professor bleeding. He was taken to hospital immediately and, with the neighbors’ help, the criminal was caught and remanded into police custody.
El Zarif needed money desperately to buy spare parts for some computers he sold at his small company.
He refused to ask his father, who he still lives with, or any of his family for help because they all disapproved of his bad conduct and carelessness.
When he asked Dr. Hanafi to lend him the money, the latter asked him to come back after three days to put together the amount.
When El Zarif returned three days later only to be told that Hanafi didn’t have the money, he lost his temper, rushed to the kitchen, and stabbed him.
Only his wife’s intervention saved the professor from sure death.
The stabber confessed and is awaiting referral to prosecution.