Haredim prevent autopsy (Archive photo)
Photo: Israel Bardugo

Haredim snatch corpse to prevent autopsy

Ultra-Orthodox woman found dead on Saturday. Police who wanted body to determine cause of death are attacked by hundreds of haredim who hide corpse

The corpse of a 40-year-old ultra-Orthodox woman found in Ramat Beit Shemesh Saturday was snatched by residents of the area, preventing the body from being transferred for an autopsy.


The search for the body by the Israel Police continued Sunday morning, and they believe the woman has not yet been buried.


The body was found in an open field and an inspection by a Magen David Adom crew found no marks of violence on the woman, prompting the crew to take her to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute to determine the cause of death.


A few hundred haredim living in the neighborhood arrived at the scene and forcibly prevented police from moving the body.


In the riots, four police officers were lightly injured and three men were arrested for assault.


After successfully keeping police from the body, the haredim carried it away, possibly to one of the neighborhood synagogues.


The Bet Shemesh Police have been questioning neighbors, friends, and relatives of the dead woman, in an effort to retrieve information on the whereabouts of the body.


פרסום ראשון: 01.28.07, 11:01
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