Teenager shot by police in Egypt for over parking dispute
The 16-year-old is said to have driven a tuk tuk on the wrong side of the road (File/AFP)
Head of Egypt's Forensic Authority Hisham Abdel Hamid confirmed on Thursday that a 16-year-old boy has died after being shot dead by a policeman over a traffic dispute, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.
Mohamed Karam was driving a tuk tuk late on Wednesday in Matariya district, northeast Cairo, when a traffic officer tried to stop him for driving the wrong way down the street.
A violent altercation ensued and the officer shot Karam dead.
Earlier on Thursday, prosecutors had asked the forensic authority to examine Karam's body in order to confirm the reason of his death.
Matariya's prosecution has since referred the officer who shot Karam to east Cairo's accident-related prosecutors.