The riot last May in Ashdod.
The Jerusalem Post reports:
Police were conducting searches in Beit Shemesh on Sunday morning for the body of a woman who died overnight Saturday.
Haredi residents of Beit Shemesh have reportedly hidden the woman’s body to prevent the police from taking it for an autopsy, which is prohibited according to Jewish law.
Police detectives questioned the woman’s husband and family to establish the cause of death, but so far there is no suspicion of foul playâ¦
Similar cases in the past include the riots that broke out in Jerusalem following the autopsy in February 2006 of Frida Wiesel, an 89-year old woman who died during a burglary, and the deaths of two babies who were cared for in the same Jerusalem day-care center and died within 13 days of each other in December 1999.â¦
The haredi parents of the two infants refused to have autopsies performed, and thus health officials never discovered the cause of the infants’ deaths.
Ynet has more:
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.…
…"Several hundred members of the ultra-Orthodox community approached policemen at the scene and injured four officers and snatched the body," said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
"We did not ask to carry out an autopsy on the woman. They grabbed the body thinking we wanted to carry one out," he said.…
After an extensive police search and lengthy negotiations with rabbis, the ultra-Orthodox community handed the body over to a hospital on Sunday for an external examination to determine the cause of death. The body was later buried.…