The boyfriend of a Beersheba woman found dead on Route 4 last weekend was arrested this week on suspicion of murdering her, police said Wednesday.
Bahya Maana, 22, was found dead near the highway’s Nitzanim junction in the South on Saturday. Her boyfriend, who had been driving the car with her and a friend of his inside, told investigators that he had begun arguing with Maana and that she had insisted he stop the car. At that point, he said, she got out and was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
Police disputed the claim, however, and after carrying out an initial investigation over the past few days, they took the boyfriend and his friend into custody.