Undated family handout photo of Egyptian student Mariam Moustafa, 18, in a coma before she died after succumbing to her injuries on Wednesday from an alleged attack by a group of women in Nottingham on February 20. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday March 16, 2018. The engineering student’s death has caused uproar in Egypt and the country’s embassy called on those responsible to be “brought to justice swiftly”. See PA story POLICE Nottingham. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire
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The father of an Egyptian student who died after she was beaten up by a gang of six girls last month says he still hasn’t been able to bury his daughter. Mariam Moustafa, 18, from St Ann’s, was assaulted by a gang of girls outside the intu Victoria Centre on February 20 at around 8pm. She was initially taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment before being released. But after she started to deteriorate she was rushed back to hospital and was left in an induced coma before dying at Nottingham City Hospital on Wednesday, March 14.
According to Islamic tradition a body should be buried as soon as possible after someone dies, normally within days.
However, Nottinghamshire Police have said that to establish whether there is a link between her attack and her death experts need to carry out further tests on her body – which could take a number of weeks.