A Somali teenager accused of killing a tuk-tuk driver who she alleged had tried to rape her has been released from custody in Egypt.
The 15-year-old had been held for four days after handing herself in to authorities, local media report.
But police and medical examiners agreed there was evidence to show she had likely acted in self-defence, Egypt’s prosecutor’s office said.
She was released on Friday pending further investigation.
According to Ahram Online, the girl told police the driver had taken her to a remote spot where he had tried to rape her.
But she fought back, injuring her hands by his knife before managing to wrestle it from the alleged attacker. ENDS