By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 17 April 2014:
A Murzuk secondary school teacher who was shot two weeks ago while registering . . .[restrict]voters for the municipal elections in the district on 3 May has died in Tripoli of his injuries.
Salem Mohamed Saleh, who was also a local civil society activist and boy scout leader, had been shot in the liver on 1 April at a school being used as a voter registration centre. He was airlifted from Obari in a coma and the Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE) were preparing to fly him on for treatment in Tunisia. However, he never regained consciousness and died in Tripoli Medical Centre on Tuesday.
Another teacher working with Salah was also shot in the attack but was not seriously wounded.
According to officials from the local CCMCE subcommittee as well as a local reporter in the town, the attack had nothing with the elections or with communal issues in the town, despite the fact that the two teachers were Arabs and the assailant a young Tebu without a National ID.
They said he had mental problems and had a grudge against another teacher at the school who, reportedly, had beaten a young relative.
According to Murzuk Joint Security Room, the assailant has been arrested.
“It a total tragedy,” said CCMCE chairman Otman Gajiji. “We’re devastated that this happened, and we tried out best to get him airlifted to Tunisia, but his injuries were fatal. Hopefully nothing like it will happen again.” [/restrict]