House Arrest in Fatal Bnei Brak Yom Kippur Mikvah Drowning


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mishtA person who may be viewed as responsible for not locking up a Bnei Brak mikvah on erev Yom Kippur has been sent to house arrest. The ongoing police investigation addresses the fatal drowning of a small child on Yom Kippur as she and her brother entered the premises which remained unlocked.

Police released the body of the child from a possible autopsy and the levaya took place after Yom Kippur. The person responsible for the mikve was questioned by police ‘under warning’ and released to house arrest. The mikve on Neufeld Street was ordered shut for 30 days.

According to a Yated Neeman report, the doors of the mikvah were actually locked on erev Yom Kippur but someone broke in. Police are checking into that report.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)