Mohamed Adel (C), the presumed murderer of Naiyera Ashraf (R), is taken out of the defender's box, after his first trial session at the Mansoura courthouse on Sunday. AFP
A video went viral last week appearing to show the victim, identified as student Naiyera Ashraf, 21, being stabbed by a young man outside her university.
The crime has triggered widespread anger both in Egypt and beyond, having been followed a few days later by a similar incident in which Jordanian student Iman Irshaid was shot dead on a university campus.
Social media users immediately drew comparisons between the two murders, decrying cases of femicide in the Arab world.
At the Mansoura Criminal Court, 130 kilometres north of Cairo, Mohamed Adel was accused of "premeditated murder," after confessing to intentionally killing the victim, an AFP correspondent said.
The parents and a family member of Naiyera Ashraf attend the first trial session of the presumed murderer Mohamed Adel. AFP
Ashraf had previously reported the alleged perpetrator to the authorities, fearing that he would attack her, according to her father and witnesses. The maximum penalty for murder is death in Egypt.
"He stabbed her several times," said the prosecution, which found "messages threatening to cut her throat" on the victim's phone.
The next hearing is set for Tuesday, the defendant's lawyer, Ahmed Hamad, said.
In a rare occurrence among cases involving violence against women, authorities allowed television cameras to film the hearing on Sunday.
Judge Bahaeldin Al Merri (C) talks during the first trial session of Mohamed Adel at Mansoura courthouse. AFP
On social media, many Jordanian and Egyptian users called for the perpetrator to be sentenced to death, while others said men must "learn to take no for an answer."
Egyptian preacher Mabrouk Attia sparked outrage last week after suggesting that the victim would not have met the same fate had she been veiled.
Nearly eight million Egyptian women were victims of violence committed by their partners or relatives, or by strangers in public spaces, according to a United Nations survey conducted in 2015.
The horrific scene took place at the gate of Mansoura University, Egypt, on Monday afternoon, when Naiyera was murdered in front of the university after her colleague slaughtered with a knife.
Mohamed Adel is accused of killing his colleague Naiyera Ashraf in front of the gate of Mansoura University after she refused to marry him.
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