A Haredi yeshiva student was arrested and will be charged with murder after burning to death another teen, according to police reports in Israel.
Tel Aviv Region Police said that they arrested an 18-year-old Bnei Brak yeshiva student on Tuesday, after he was accused of burning to death a 17-year-old boy.
The suspect will be brought before the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court for a bail hearing, and prosecutors will demand his remand.
As we reported earlier, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy was found burned to death in a possible murder or suicide, according to police reports in Israel.
Tel Aviv Region Police said that a 17-year-old Bnei Brak resident, living at an apartment on Even Gvirol Street, who has been listed as missing since Saturday, was found burned in the Kiryat Herzog neighborhood.
Although he went missing on Saturday night, his parents filed a complaint about his disappearance on Sunday.
Police officers with the assistance of volunteers of Ichud Hatzalah Bnei Brak, launched a search this morning for the boy. A command center was established near the Ayalon Mall in Bnei Brak. Dan Region Police, dozens of paramedics, Ichud Hatzalah, ambulances and motorcycles participated in the search.
Police found the burned body at 11:40 a.m., behind the Hanok school.
Police said that the boy was probably burned to death at another location and dumped behind the school.
Residents in the area said that they smelled a fire on Saturday night, but when police responded nothing was found.
Tel Aviv Police said that the body was transported to a forensic lab for an autopsy in order to determine the cause of death.