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Egyptian police have arrested a young man after he allegedly stabbed his brother. Image Credit: Agency

Abu Dhabi: Egyptian police on Wednesday arrested a young man after he allegedly killed his brother and buried his body inside his home in the village of Bani Shibl, Zagazig province, northern Cairo, Egyptian media reported.

Police received a tip-off from a resident of the village that the brother, a painter, had disappeared a week ago.

Police interrogated the young man - a graduate of Sharia Law - who reportedly told police that his brother had left the village a while ago.

He was interrogated further until he confessed to stabbing and killing his brother and burying the body in a hole inside one of the rooms of their under-construction house.

The body, which was in a state of decomposition, was extracted and the Public Prosecution office was notified to conduct investigations.

The accused was remanded in police custody pending trial.