Gifted Rahat teen killed in assault 'by jealous classmates'

February 19, 2011 21:34


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A deadly assault on a 17-year-old teenager from the Beduin town of Rahat was launched by two classmates who were envious of his high grades, police suspect.

The two suspects, both minors who were in the same class as the murder victim, were arrested on Saturday.

The charred remains of Kayis Abu-Siam were discovered in an open area behind a gas station by Negev police on Friday. Relatives and schoolteachers described Abu-Siam as an extremely bright student.

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